Slow Cooker Bunch of Beans Soup

You can get bean mixes at any supermarket. Many bags of mixed beans have a ham seasoning packet in them. Sometimes they are labeled as if they have meat in them, but they don’t. Just discard the powder ham packet and get to cooking some vegetarian soup!

I use one of my favorite ingredients in this recipe – Garlic Tabasco. It’s not as spicy as regular Tabasco, but adds a great flavor to soups. It’s not as easy to find, but you can order some online. Try this store locator on the Tabasco site to see if there is any near you. They don’t carry it near me anymore, but I have friends that can bring it to me from Louisiana. I’m a lucky girl!

Slow Cooker Bunch of Beans Soup (gluten-free)

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 – 8  hours

  • 1 package 16 bean mix (or 16 oz. mix of any beans that you have)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 – 8 cups filtered water
  • 1 Tb Better than Bouillon Not-Chicken Flavor (or use veggie broth to replace the filtered water)
  • 1 Tb Cajun Seasoning Blend (make your own with these recipes)
  • 1 tsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Tabasco
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped
  • 1- 15 oz can Muir Glenn fire roasted tomatoes (crushed or diced)
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Onion, minced
  • 1 Bell pepper, diced

The night before: Chop all the veggies and put in the fridge until the morning. Add the beans, water, and bay leaves into the slow cooker. Cook on low overnight.

In the morning: Add more water if needed. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Serve with a big hunk of cornbread.

Comments

  1. I love your site! Great recipes! I can’t wait to try this bean soup recipe! Thanks for commenting – it brought me to you!
    :)

  2. OmGosh!!! My father in law gave me 2 containers of mixed beans of different assortments after I told him of my Crock-Pot adventures. I didn’t know what to do with them since I am a newbie and all. Thanks for commenting on my blog and referring me to yours!! I am so going to try this recipe. Thanks!!

  3. Your recipes are AWESOME! I have just started getting into using the slow cooker, and have had trouble finding vegetarian recipes. Your blog will keep me busy for a LONG time- thank you!

    On another note, I find it interesting how many of my nerd-friends are into slow food and slow cookers… aren’t we supposed to be the ones into the fast-food life? Bah!

  4. Sounds great. Anything served with a big hunk of cornbread sounds awesome to me!!

    By the way, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

  5. This sounds wonderful, as do all of your recipes. I have several jars of beans in my cupboard with only about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of beans in them — I think I’ll just combine them all and make your soup with ‘em. Thanks for the idea!

  6. Kathy: I made this soup for dinner tonight – it was absolutely delicious! My husband had several helpings and raved about the flavor. Luckily I was able to find the Garlic Tabasco at a local grocery. Thank you for creating such a wonderful recipe.

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