Kielbasa-Bean Slow Cooker Soup

2
Total Time
6 hr 25 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
6 hr 15 min
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

14½ 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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