This easy to make recipe for Crock-Pot Bacon & Bean Soup Recipe combines the down home flavors of beans and bacon in a belly warming combination that is sure to please. Prepare your soup in the morning and let it cook all day for an easy healthy dinner.
Slow Cooker Bacon & Bean Soup
I don’t have much to say about this recipe except that it is DELICIOUS!
Seriously, this soup hits the spot on a cold winter day like nobody’s business And it is totally one of those recipes that you can start in the morning and let it simmer away in the slow cooker all day and BAM dinner is done at dinner time.
Yep this is good.
Try it…you will see!
Gluten Free | High Fiber | Low Calorie | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Sodium | Low Sugar
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Crock-Pot Bacon & Bean Soup Recipe
- 6 slices Bacon ((*see note))
- 16 ounces Dried Great Northern Beans (soaked (**see note))
- 32 ounces Low-Sodium Chicken Broth (store bought or homemade)
- 1 whole Onion (diced)
- 3 – 5 whole Carrots (diced)
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- ½ teaspoon Dried Thyme
- ½ teaspoon Dried Rosemary
- ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Kosher Salt (to taste)
- Chop raw bacon into smallish bits and cook in a skillet on the stove-top until the bacon is crispy. Remove cooked bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
- Drain the soaking water from the beans and pour the beans into a 6 to 7 quart slow cooker.
- Add the the chicken broth, onion, carrots, garlic, thyme, rosemary and pepper to the slow cooker.
- Add additional water as needed to cover the beans by about 1 inch.
- Add half of the cooked bacon to the slow cooker, setting the remaining cooked bacon aside in the refrigerator to add later.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours or on HIGH for 6 to 8 hours or until the beans are cooked through.
- Right before serving add the rest of the cooked bacon into the slow cooker and season to taste with additional salt if needed.
I have an idea so you can cook your bacon – and eat it crispy, too ..
You can buy “bits and ends” of bacon at your grocery store, FAR below the price of regular bacon. Freeze it, and it lasts for a very long time!
So, on the day before making this, cook up the bacon ends, and throw them in with your recipe. Then a bit before eating, cook and crumble up a few pieces of “real” bacon for garnish! (Hope you like!)
if i want to add pulled pork do i need to thaw it out before putting it in the crock pot
Lady Heidi says
While we have never tried this recipe with Pulled Pork added Shae I think it sounds good. I think you could add the pulled pork frozen and just add an extra hour or two. Let us know how it turns out for you!
Milicent Butler says
I followed your instructions with the exceptions, did not add thyme or rosemary. Used celery, onion, carrots (diced), and dried chopped garlic and two bay leaves. Chopped all veggies and added to skilled I fried bacon (removed most of the bacon fat from skillet). Cooked chopped veggies for about 3min and then added 3 tablespoons of tomato paste.(Got this from the “Pioneer Women”recipe.
Then followed your instructions.
My kitchen smells heavenly! Making this for birthday soup party at work.
Thank you so very much!!
Milly “missing nothing good”
Lady Heidi says
Hope your soup comes out fantastic Milly!
Can you tell me what the “K” means in the calorie count? I’m counting my intake of daily calories and was wondering as I would like to try this recipe. Thank you.
Lady Heidi says
The k stands for kalories