Thursday, January 5, 2012

Super Easy White Bean Soup

Cold weather is such a novelty in my neighborhood. We actually get phone calls from the boys' school advising parents to bundle up our kids. Somehow I think if we lived in Indiana we wouldn't be getting those type of calls.

Most Floridians do enjoy the dip in the barometer and I am no exception. I love bringing out the winter grabs, snuggling under cozy blankets, and making a stick-to-the-ribs type of meals. Delicious meals like tonight's white bean soup which I made in the crock pot.

White Bean Soup

1/4 c Onion
1 Package of Bacon
4  large cans Cannelli Beans
6 c Chicken Stock
2 c Ham (cubed)
1/4 c Celery
1/2 c Corn
1/2 c Green Beans
1/2 c Carrots
Leftover chicken or pork meat (optional)

Saute onion and bacon until onions are translucent. Pour contents of saute pan in pot along with all other ingredients.

In Crock Pot:
Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.

On Stove Top: 
Bring all ingredients to a boil then simmer in medium/low heat for about an hour, stirring often.

Serve with a thick slice of garlic toast. Easy comfort food, yum!

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Ashley said...

Mmmm... we love a good ole pot of beans. We usually use pinto or navy beans with a ham hock. Of course you can't forget the cornbread too!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Sounds yummy! Pinned it.
No, you wouldn't get those kinds of calls if you lived in Indiana. Or Idaho. :) We only get them if the weather is so cold that kids would get frostbite waiting for the bus.

Susan said...

Mmm that sounds perfect! I think I will have to make some for the weekend.

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener said...

Yum! I love soup. This one goes in the recipe box for sure!