Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mixed Bean Soup

1 20 oz  sack 15/16 bean soup
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves garlic or 1 T garlic powder
1 tsp. celery salt
2 stalks celery chopped
1 bay leaf
2 dashes of cayenne pepper
Ground pepper to taste
1 package polish kielbasa sliced into coins or 1 ham hock or 2 c ham cubes

Throw away the flavor packet.
Soak the beans overnight well covered with water
Drain the water
Put beans in the crockpot and cover with water plus 1 inch.
Brown the onions and garlic
Add all ingredients to the crockpot
Simmer all day (8 - 12 hours) and stir before serving.

Serve with bread or rice and a salad.  Freezes well.  Makes good leftovers.


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