How to make it

  • Place beans in a deep sauce pan with 4 cups of water. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for at least 1 hour. (or soak over night)
  • Sauté ground beef over medium-high heat, with minced garlic, till browned. Trying not to break up the meat in to overly small pieces. You want to maintain nice meaty chunks for the soup.
  • Transfer beans and liquid into a crockpot. Add browned beef to crockpot. Then add the boiling hot broth, carrots, celery, onion, and tomatoes with juice, bay leaf, thyme, and peppercorns. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours, or until the beans are done.
  • Stir in parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Remove bay leaf and peppercorns (if desired). Heat for 15 more minutes and serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    lori4flavor ate it and said...
    I've been making a lot of soups lately, and this sounds most delicious! I love the ease of the crock pot. Thanks for the great post, Dee! And congrats on the win!
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  • badboyj555 10 years ago
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  • deedeec 10 years ago
    You're welcome. I originally made this stovetop. However, with kids, lack of time, etc... I've converted almost all my soups to crockpot. Still do French Onion on the stove. :)
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  • softgrey 10 years ago
    thanks so much for adding the stovetop directions deedee...
    i guess i would just cook it on low for as long as it takes to cook through...
    i get it now...


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  • softgrey 10 years ago
    congrats on the win...
    soup sounds good...
    is there an alternative if one does not have a crockpot?...
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  • sparow64 10 years ago
    great!! thanks for sharing!
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