This White Bean Soup is easy to make and delicious comfort food! You can also make it in the crock pot.
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: crock pot soup, easy soup, soup, white bean, white bean soup
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
1/2or 1 pound Great Northern dried beansI used a half pound in this recipe. If you use a pound of beans, double the ingredients
4or 5 cups water
Ham hockbacon pieces, or bacon grease for seasoning
14 ounce can green chilis, drained
114.5 ounce can chicken broth
114.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1teaspoonsalt or to taste
Soak beans according to package directions, add to pot and cover with water. Add ham or seasoning meat and onion, celery, okra, garlic, chili powder, black pepper and bay leaves to pot.
Cook until beans are tender (about an hour on simmer) adding more water if needed. Once beans are tender, add chicken broth, tomatoes, and green chilis. Cook another 15 or 20 minutes. Add salt to taste. (Never add salt to beans while cooking. It makes the beans tough). Makes 8 to 10 servings.
You could make this in the crockpot or slow cooker, too. I would just add all ingredients to crockpot and cook on low for 7 or 8 hours.