Ingredients

How to make it

  • Sort through beans and discard any rocks. Rinse beans and soak about 8 hours or overnight in cold water. I like to start my beans soaking in the morning so they are reading for cooking by evening and I can let the soup go all night and all day the next day and have it ready for supper that second evening.
  • When beans have finished soaking, discard soaking water and rinse in cold water. Dump rinsed beans in slow cooker.
  • Add to slow cooker onions, carrots, tomatoes, garlic, and ham hock. Pour in stock and beer. Top off with water, leaving about an inch to the top of the pot.
  • Season soup to suit your preference. Bundle several sprigs of fresh thyme and sage with twine and toss in.
  • Cover and set slow cooker to "high" setting. I let mine go for about four hours on high while I was sleeping. At this point, your beans will probably be done (depending on a lot of different stuff) and you could go ahead and eat it. I like to set mine to low at this point however, and let it go another 6-8 hours. I never saw a need to replace the marginal amount of water that was lost.
  • Serve warm with buttermilk cornbread, chowchow, and hotsauce.

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  • ttaaccoo 6 years ago
    Thanks Boofie!! This is a nice outline for various moods over time, re flavors and spices. I don't have a slowcooker. Instead, I put mine in a big pot in the oven at 300 degrees F. and it can cook overnite or all day long. Beans: easy, healthy, delicious, inexpensive. This is a giant 5!!!spoons
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    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Sounds really good.....Gotta say, Summer Ale is one of my favorite beers....Love Sam Adams Cherry Wheat too..:)
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    delicous and inexspensive {my Favorite} thanks
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  • boofie 6 years ago
    Third time is the charm, Lin ;)

    I hope you enjoy the bean soup!
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    linspj ate it and said...
    We LOVE bean soup. This is nice with the beer.
    I will be giving this a try this winter!!
    Great post, Boofie...another winner...another 5!
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    linspj ate it and said...
    We LOVE bean soup. This is nice with the beer.
    I will be giving this a try this winter!!
    Great post, Boofie...another winner...another 5!
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    linspj ate it and said...
    We LOVE bean soup. This is nice with the beer.
    I will be giving this a try this winter!!
    Great post, Boofie...another winner...another 5!
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    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Eating beans til the cows come home would great for me.. love those beans, boofie! Thanks for another five post.
    Lorraine
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