Crockpot Bacon Beef Bean Soup

Crockpot Bacon Beef Bean Soup

This Crockpot Bacon Beef Bean Soup is a hearty slow cooker soup recipe that always hits the spot. Savor the bacon and bean flavor combo and you’ll surely be saying this is one of the best soup recipes around.

The combination of beef, bacon and beans make this a very hearty soup. Making it in the Crockpot only makes it easier and gives it time to really blend the flavors together. Please don’t think of this as a “winter” soup as I know it is good any time.

Crockpot Bacon Beef Bean Soup

Ingredients

 

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 pound stewing beef
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 leek tops (the green part)
  • 1 can (14-ounce) cannellini beans
  • 1 can (14-ounce) pinto beans
  • 2 teaspoons dry thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 liter water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Note: You can substitute your favorite beans for the ones called for in this recipe.

Directions

  1. On medium high heat in frying pan crisp the bacon with oil for 2 minutes, then add onion and continue to cook until onion gets caramelized.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker pot.
  3. Then flour the meat and caramelize it on one side in the same frying pan.
  4. Add the meat to Crockpot and add beans with juices, chopped celery ribs, thyme leaves, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and cover with water, add leek tops on top.
  5. Pop the lid on and plug on high setting for 8 hours.
  6. Throw away leek tops when the soup is done.
  7. Serve with hearty rye bread and enjoy!

A very big Thanks to Victoria for this great video and to Recipe Lion for this great Crockpot Bacon Beef Bean Soup recipe.