Vegetarian, Crock Pot Romanian Bean Soup

Total Time
24hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak lima beans in cold water overnight.
  2. Drain the lima beans and rinse in several changes of water to float away as many loosened shells as possible.
  3. Place beans in crock pot with 8 cups fresh water, the chopped onion, carrot, garlic and bouillon cube.
  4. Cover tightly and cook 18 to 24 hours, until beans are very tender.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool a little.
  6. In the meantime, heat the butter in a skillet and saute the finely diced onion until it is very brown.
  7. Ladle a small amount of soup at a time into blender or bowl of a food processor and puree until all soup is pureed.
  8. Return to pot and stir in browned onions.
  9. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Excellent vegetarian soup recipe that couldn't be easier. Although I didn't puree the soup and added 3 cut-up carrots during the last 3 hours of cooking it was done in about 12 hours on high in a 6-quart crockpot. We served this delicious soup with Sahara's Lowfat Honey Buttermilk Rolls Double Chocolate Orgasmic Brownies for a great middle-of-the week vegetarian meal. Thanks Dancer for posting another winner.

ellie_ February 19, 2003

I did not puree it but enjoyed the creaminess of the whole beans. It has a very subtle flavor that took me a few spoonfuls to get into but I really enjoyed it after that. It is very comforting and light. The easiness alone will bring me back to it!

jenninnl January 20, 2009