3.27.2012

Crock Pot Slow Cooker Bean with Bacon



This is a great soup for late winter when you want to be outside channeling water, cleaning up from winter and yet somehow you still have to make dinner. EVERY night. I happen to love throwing dinner in the crock pot at 10 am and knowing that dinner for the most part is done. Plus it smell like you slaved away all day when you really spent time playing outside or napping.

Crock Pot Slow Cooker  Bean with Bacon
4 cups of white beans-dry uncooked beans
3 quarts of fresh water
1/4 pound of bacon
1 pound bag of frozen butternut squash cubes
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons of thyme
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt, more if needed
smoke flavor-if desired

wash the dried beans
pour them into the cooker and pour the 3 quarts of water over them
drop in the bacon and pour in the peeled butternut squash, still frozen is fine
cover and cook 6 hours on high
open after 6 hours and stir to start smushing the squash, it should fully melt away by the time the soup is done
remove the bacon and chop finely, then stir back in
add the herbs, salt, sugar and some extra smoke flavor if desired
continue to cook for two more hours on high, leave the top off if you want it to thicken up or leave it partially off if you prefer it more soupy
use a potato masher to partially mash some of the beans and the rest of the squash if you like
serve whenever you are ready to eat and the soup is as thick as you like it


Souper (HA sorry couldn't help it!) easy and very affordable. This Bean with Bacon is so much better than anything you will find in a can.


Peace and Love--


 

2 comments:

  1. Oh I love the addition of the squash. I will definitely be trying this.
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  2. I love soup year round. And I especially love cooking it for hours, so the house smells delectable!

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