Thursday, April 3, 2014

Just 4 Ingredient Bean Soup ( crock pot)

slow cooker
This simple soup is made in a crock pot ( my favorite way to cook) and has only 4 ingredients.  It's rich and creamy and delicious.It takes only 4 minutes of prep time, has only 4 ingredients, and makes 4 large bowls of soup.It's the perfect answer if you are busy , but still want quality homemade healthy soup.

The crock pot is a real time saver. Since this recipe has virtually no prep, you can turn on your crock pot, add the 4 simple ingredients, and walk away. Then go about your business, do whatever you have to do all day while your soup is cooking. As it cooks the beans soften, the flavors mingle, and the soup is created. It's that simple. Dinner is ready. Serve it with a salad or some gluten free crackers. Of course as with all of my recipes, this recipe is made using real food and meets gluten free and vegetarian standards.

This is a very basic soup, but feel free to add additional spices ( pepper, garlic, ) or even additional vegetables ( 1/2 cup chopped carrots and  1/2 cup chopped celery, chopped fresh parsley, ) but it isn't necessary. This simple soup tastes good just the way it is..

 So, get out your crock pot, dump the thoroughly washed dry beans into the crock pot along with the salt, oil, and water.  8-10 hours later, the crock pot seems to magically melt all of the beans into a delicious creamy soup.

Beans provide healthy fiber, protein, and nourishment. Beans are a good healthy choice.

 Could this recipe get any easier or more frugal?

It doesn't sound like soup, but it tastes delicious. Perfect for a cold winter's day when you won't be home to cook.

Prep Time: Soak beans overnight
Cook Time: Slow cooker 8-10  hours

4 Ingredients

1 16 ounce bag of dry Great Northern Beans ( washed and soaked overnight in water and drained) 
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
14 cups of water


1) Soak the dry beans overnight and drain
2) Add soaked beans, salt, oil and water to crock pot.
3) Turn crock pot on medium and cook for about  8-10 hours . 


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  1. Oh I love this! The simplicity is perfect for a lazy Sunday day. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

  2. Hi Judee,
    I would love a bowl of this awesome soup today, it is cold and rainy here. Thank you so much for sharing your special recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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