Deeeeelicious!!! I don't have a crockpot so I chopped the carrots, celery, onions and garlic and saute'd in a tsp of Olive Oil. Then added the oregano, bay leaves, beans, a 14oz can of Italian style diced tomatoes,a smoked ham hock and 8-10 cups of water [enough to cover the ham hock]. Brought it all to a boil and let it simmer. Meanwhile, I peeled the skin off one Italian sausage link & browned it, put it in my bullet and shredded it. I added it to the soup after about an hour of it simmering. Total simmering time...2-2 1/2hrs. Everyone couldn't stop raving! Thank you for sharing!
This a wonderfully hearty soup. The recipe is simple and easy to throw together quickly. What we liked most about it was how great it tastes in it's simple form, but also easy to tweak to make it your own. We browned our sausage slices first, as well as adding 1 tsp of curry, 1 tsp sage, and 1 tsp chilli powder. Highly recommend this as a go-to, easy recipe. [NOTE - it take a couple more hours for everything to soften. After browning the sausage, we put everything in together and put it on low for the whole day. About 8 hours on low.]
Great hearty soup on cold day. Beans needed all day in slow cooker...
OMG!!!! If you have stumbled upon this recipe, you have hit the jackpot! DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!