Total Time
12hrs
Prep 1 hr
Cook 11 hrs

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Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Microwave onion, garlic, oil, and thyme in bowl, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes; transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Stir broth, white mushrooms, soaked beans, bacon, porcini mushrooms, and bay leaves into slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook until beans are tender, 9-11 hours on LOW or 5-7 hours on HIGH.
  4. Let soup settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using large spoon.
  5. Discard bacon and bay leaves.
  6. Stir in chard and tomatoes, cover, and cook on HIGH until chard is tender, 20-30 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.