Have I mentioned that I love my crock pot? I should give her a name, but I wouldn’t want to upset Nancy, my GPS. I figured since I use my crock pot a lot, that I would post my favorite recipes for Manic Monday- Let’s Go Make Some Noise. I mean Soup.
One of my favorite soups is one of the easiest, and one of the tastiest. When I make 15 Bean Soup, I make enough to freeze 6-8 servings for later. It holds up well in the freezer, just be sure to mark it so that you know what it is later, I also put the date on everything I freeze, just to be sure nothing stays to long. I got this recipe from Thrifty Fun, and I don’t change anything.
- 1 20 oz 15/16 bean soup mix
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. celery salt
- 2 stalks celery chopped (didn’t use don’t like celery)
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 dashes of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Ground pepper to taste
- 1 package polish kielbasa (sliced into coins)
Throw away the flavor packet that is included with beans. Soak beans overnight, changing the water a few times. Drain and rinse.
In a crock pot cover the beans with 1 inch of water. Add the rest of the ingredients except the kielbasa. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Turn to low and cook for 8 hours or so. Stir once or twice during cooking. 1 hour before serving add the sliced kielbasa. If you prefer thicker soup you can mash some of the beans and stir back into the soup. Finish cooking.