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Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean and Sausage Soup

Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean and Sausage Soup

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Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean and Sausage Soup

This slow cooker smoky white bean and sausage soup is an easy, hearty soup that’s perfect for chilly fall days. The soup comes together quickly and doesn’t require soaking the beans ahead of time.

Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean and Sausage Soup

The soup has a nice smoky flavor but not a lot of heat. If you like things on the spicier side, just increase the amount of ancho chile powder, Tabasco sauce, or both.

Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean and Sausage Soup

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Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean and Sausage Soup

Slow cooker smoky white bean and sausage soup is an easy, hearty crock pot soup that's made with dry beans - no soaking needed.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author i heart eating

Ingredients

  • 2 yellow or white onions finely chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons ancho chile powder depending on desired heat
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 5 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke Can add up to 1 tablespoon for a smokier flavor.
  • 1 pound dried navy beans rinsed and picked over
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 24 ounces kielbasa sausage sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic, chile powder, cumin, and oregano to slow cooker. I use a 5 quart.
  2. Stir in chicken broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, Tabasco sauce, and liquid smoke.
  3. Add beans and bay leaves; stir to combine.
  4. Cover, and cook on LOW for 9-11 hours or on HIGH for 5-7 hours.
  5. Stir in kielbasa, and let cook until heated through, about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Remove at least 1 cup of beans, and mash until smooth. Can mash more for a creamier soup.
  7. Return mashed beans to slow cooker, and stir in.
  8. Remove bay leaves, and season with salt and pepper.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Carole from Carole's Chatter
    October 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    This looks sooo good. You are invited to share it over at Food on Friday:October. Cheers

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

      Thank you!!

  • Reply
    Usha
    October 11, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Will try the white bean soup substituting it with red kidney beans

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

      The white beans cook in the time given because of their size. If you use a larger bean, like a kidney bean, you may find that you need to increase the cooking time. Good luck!

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