Overnight Bean Soup

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 99


1 pound northern beans dried small
6 cups water
2 cups water boiling
2 carrots large, diced
3 ribs celery diced
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon thyme dried
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup parsley chopped fresh
1 (1-ounce) package onion soup mix
bacon Fried, crumbled (optional)


Rinse beans and place in a 3-quart saucepan with 6 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat reduce heat to low and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour or overnight.*

If desired, drain liquid into a measuring cup, then discard add same amount of fresh water to beans. (Some nutrients will be lost.) Transfer beans and water to a slow cooker. Add boiling water, carrots, celery, bouillon granules, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on high 5 to 5 1/2 hours or on low 10 to 11 hours or until beans are very tender.*

Stir in parsley and soup mix. Cover and cook on high 15 minutes or until heated through and onion and parsley are tender.

Remove bay leaf. Ladle 2 cups of the soup mixture into a blender container. Cover and blend until puréed. Stir into soup mixture in slow cooker.

Garnish each serving with optional bacon.

*For best results, let dried beans soak overnight before cooking in slow cooker. At high altitudes, simmer beans 10 minutes before standing overnight cooking may take as long as 7 hours on high or 14 hours on low.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 99
Calories from Fat: 2

This Overnight Bean Soup recipe is from the The Soup Collection Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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