This is a tasty hearty dinner soup! I cooked the beans (I used navy beans) in the slowcooker on high for 4 hours. I saved the cooking water but found that I didn't need to add it because the soup was the right consistency with only the chicken broth. I used pre-cooked chorizo so after I sauteed it in the dutch oven I simply added the veggies to the drippings instead of dirtying another pot. The soup definitely improves after sitting in the fridge for a few days. Thanks for the great recipe!
My husband made this for our entire family and they raved about it. He substituted half and half for the whipping cream... Just soooo good!