Post by chief_cook2 on Feb 24, 2007 18:32:18 GMT -6
Bean and Bacon Soup
1 pound small dry beans soaked overnight 2 diced carrots 2 stalks diced celery 1/2 diced onion 1 small can tomato sauce or 1 cup V-8 2 tablespoons bacon grease 2 small dried whole chili peppers (optional) 1 bay leaf salt and pepper to taste.
Saute the carrots, celery and onion in the bacon grease. Drain the bean of the soaking water and rinse well. Put sauteed vegetables, beans, chili peppers and bay leaf in crock pot. Fill to within 2 inches of top ( this is in my 6 quart) cover and set on High. Depending on the beans it will take 6 to 8 hours to cook soft. If you need it to cook longer just add more water at the beginning. At this point add tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Let cook for 1/2 more and it's ready.
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