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Calico Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage in the Crockpot

Servings 8 -10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. smoked sausage – I use turkey because I don’t like all the grease of the regular kind
  • 1 lb. mixed dry beans
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes undrained (I thought it would have been good with a second can)
  • 1 qt. chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • salt

Instructions

  • Prepare the beans by rinsing them and picking through them to remove any little stones.
  • Soak them overnight or do a quick soak by covering them with boiling water for and hour or two. Drain them and put them in the crockpot.
  • Chop the onion, garlic and sausage and add to the crockpot along with the other ingredients.
  • Pop the lid on and cook on high, at least 5-6 hours. I don’t think you could overcook these.
  • I serve the soup over brown rice. It’s also good with cornbread.