Kielbasa-Bean Slow Cooker Soup

Total Time
6:25
Prep
0:10
Cook
6:15
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Toss the ingredients into a slow cooker in the morning, and you'll be eating this delicious, homemade soup for dinner. Leftovers make a perfect light lunch.
Ingredients
  • fat free chicken broth
    50 oz, four 14.5 oz cans
  • low-fat sausage(s)
    16 oz, smoked, or reduced-fat kielbasa, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced
  • canned black beans
    15 oz, rinsed and drained
  • canned pinto beans
    15 oz, rinsed and drained
  • uncooked carrot(s)
    4 medium, chopped
  • uncooked celery
    3 rib(s), medium, stalks, chopped
  • uncooked onion(s)
    1 large, chopped
  • dried thyme
    1 tsp
  • canned diced tomatoes
    14 ½ oz, undrained
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients, except tomatoes, in a 5 to 6-quart slow cooker (crockpot). Cover and cook on low-heat setting at least 6 hours or until beans are tender.
  2. Stir in tomatoes; cover and cook on high-heat setting until heated through, about 15 minutes more. Yields about 1 heaping cup per serving.

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