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I made the best bean soup this week, I am a soup person myself. I could eat it all year, but I especially enjoy it this time of year. The weather has finally gotten really cool, and I would like to share this soup recipe with you.....

I took a 1 lb. bag of 16 different  beans,(I usually have a mix of beans that I make myself on hand, but haven't made any in a while.) looked for stones, and washed them. I let them soak for about 6 hours, and then I put them in my slow cooker, with 1 qt. water, added  some chopped lean country cured ham and cooked them until they were tender.

To this I added 1 pt. of tomatoes, 1 1/2 cups of chopped onion, 1 diced chili pepper, juice from 1 lemon, 1 chopped garlic clove,salt and pepper. cook for 30 mins more. I like to pre measure all of my ingredients before hand, it makes the recipe easier to make, plus  it keeps me from  scrambling all over the kitchen trying to find something. And it makes cleanup a breeze, that I especially like. lol
this is the best soup with a sandwich.... I think what makes it so good is the kick you get from the red chile pepper.
Hope you enjoyed my bean soup, and if I could I would have invited you over for a taste.
I have a lot of irons in the fire right now, getting ready for the holidays, if I told you what I had been up to you might laugh, so I will save that for later. lol (hint... it has to do with Christmas) Plus I have been doing a few outside project too. I should have named this the "never done farm blog" but someone else has cornered that name. lol


Sunny November 7, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

I will have to try your version of bean soup.... sounds terrific! I always look forward to new soup recipes.

Susie Homemaker November 8, 2010 at 4:46 AM  

Your recipe sounds like a winner for this house! My hubby loves a good stick to your ribs soup! He may be getting this for dinner tonight!

Thank you for sharing!
Can't wait to see what you were working on!

Warm wishes,

Farm Girl November 8, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

I am such a dunce at making bean so I am going to try your recipe. You soaked for 6 hours? So I will try that. Your food looks wonderful. Thanks so much for giving me a idea for dinner. :)

GardenofDaisies November 8, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

Mmmm , I think I can taste it through the picture! I love soup and chili weather!

Jenni November 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

We love soups this time of year, too! And your bean soup looks like a yummy winner. Definitely gonna have to try it.....

Elena November 9, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

Your soup looks delicious! We had butter beans last night and it was so good with corn bread on a cold rainy night:)

Deanna November 9, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

I cannot wait to try this! I have Saturday night dinner all wrapped up now..Thanks dear!

Deanna :D

Deanna November 9, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

I cannot wait to try this! I have Saturday night dinner all wrapped up now..Thanks dear!

Deanna :D

One Heart November 13, 2010 at 8:55 AM  

Sounds delicious. Wow, 16 beans!! That's a lot. Being latin myself I know all too well about such recipes but rarely make beans because my mom and my mother-in-law make them way better so I just take theirs. ;) The crockpot sounds like a good idea.

Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait to see what you've been up to. =D

♥ Kathy November 15, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

I bet that soup was wonderful! I'm making a stew today & it has the house smelling sooooo good!

SmilingSally November 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

Cooler weather is perfect for bean soup. Thanks for the reminder, Sue.

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