Slow Cooked Italian Bean Soup

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 hrs

A delicious spicy soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big skillet, add the ground beef, sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
  2. Saute, crumbling the meat up, until the meat is browned; drain fat.
  3. Add the meat mixture and water to a slow cooker.
  4. Add in the tomatoes and their juice, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, basil, oregano, salt to taste, and hot sauce; stir to combine.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  6. Serve over rice and sprinkle cheese on top.
Most Helpful

This was good. I'd make it again. I served it with a good rustic bread, rather than the rice. It's a keeper.

Luese55 July 18, 2003

Excellent flavor! I didn't change a thing about this recipe except to switch a red pepper for the green one (Mark won't eat green peppers, the red one he won't notice!). This makes a very thick soup - almost like a chili stew. If you want it more souplike, you could add tomato juice or V8. This is a keeper as it was so easy to toss in the pot and spend all day outdoors in the garden. Thanks, Nurse Di!!

KeyWee July 14, 2003

This is an excellent recipe and I am so glad that I stumbled upon this little gem! Thanks so much. This makes excellent leftovers!! I traded out the garbanzo for great northerns... and changed out the water for vegetable stock. Just fabulous!! Thanks :)

Smilyn July 09, 2007