Hearty Herbed Bean Soup


Happy Wednesday, Friends! It seems like most of you are probably still having winter weather with hopes of spring on the horizon, so today I'm sharing a hearty soup that's the perfect comfort food for chilly nights. Plus, it's healthy, can be prepared in the crockpot and is oh-so-thrifty! 


Hearty herbed bean soup



I used a 15 bean soup mixture, but this is the recipe I follow with any variety of dried beans. I usually cook beans in the crockpot, but instead of soaking them overnight, I have a shortcut. Before cooking them in the crockpot, I brought them to a boil on the stovetop. Once they boiled, I removed them from the heat and allowed them to soak about an hour. Then I rinsed them thoroughly before placing them in the crockpot. Remember the organic herb stock I shared? You can find the recipe here.

hearty herbed bean soup


I freeze it in cubes so I have it on hand for soup recipes like this one. I placed the herb stock cubes and crushed garlic on top of the beans and then covered them with water--enough that they were covered in about two inches.  


hearty herbed bean soup


I cooked them on low about 6 hours, until tender. If desired, stir in sausage the last hour of cooking. I used turkey sausage, about twice as much as what is pictured.


hearty herbed bean soup


Enjoy! 




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19 comments:

  1. YUM!!! Pinning! I love the tip on freezing the herbs in ice cubes! YES...love this tip! Bean and sausage soup would be wonderful anytime of the year for me. I love soups all year round. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. I'm a huge bean soup lover and this looks yummy! The sausage makes it even better! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

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  3. Yum! I love soups. This one looks so good! Pinning!

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  4. The soup looks so good! I'll have to try it out!

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  5. Looks so delicious, Cecelia! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. This looks so good! I saw it on instagram earlier but I'm just now getting over here to read the recipe! I love beans in my soup.

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  7. I love soup. I could eat it every day. This recipe sounds delicious!

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  8. I love bean soup! The quick soak is the only way I do beans, mainly, because I forget to soak the beans overnight. Yours looks delicious!

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  9. Sounds good! No cold weather expected here, but I serve my family soup year round! Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. Looks so yummy! Winter is not over yet so soup is still a nice meal option :)

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  11. This looks SO good! I saved it and will be making it this week. :)

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  12. Can't wait to try this! I will be adding it to my menu list!

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  13. I love bean soup anytime of year. It's so good for you, and filling. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #HomeMattersParty

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  14. Frugal, easy, and healthy...that's pretty much the trifecta of recipes for this household! I can't wait to try this with my family. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This looks so tasty! Love your jadeite plates and bowls. I have the same set!

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  16. I love all your herb-inspired recipes Cecilia! You have such great ideas! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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  17. This looks like such a hearty soup Cecilia. And the stock made from herbs has to be super healthy along with those protein rich beans.

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  18. Your hearty bean soup looks so good and I bet the herbs give it a sensational flavor. Thank you for sharing your recipe at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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