I give this recipe 5 stars because one, it's so easy. I asked my husband to dice the sweet peppers while I seasoned the beans and chopped the tomatoes. We decided to buy speck and a few dashes of cayenne pepper to add a little extra oomph. Secondly I give it 5 stars because my husband and I loved it so much, this is definitely a summer soup because it was so light and very flavorful...Nom!
This is definitely an easy and inexpensive meal that is also tasty and healthy! I chopped up 8 basil leaves and used 1 teaspoon herbes de provence, plus fire-roasted tomatoes and 3 cloves of garlic. My crock pot was full to the brim with only 6 cups of water, so my soup came out thicker than intended. Unsure how long or what power to set my crockpot at, I cooked on high for 8 hours. Reviewed for PAC Fall '11.