This is one of those meals that is perfect for a busy Saturday. Start it in the morning and then go about the rest of your day knowing you’ll have a hot and healthy dinner ready in the evening. Whip up a quick batch of Corn Bread or Buttermilk Drop Biscuits and a side salad for a healthy, filling dinner.
Because this cooks so long I never have to soak the beans over night. Which works out really well because I never remember to soak the beans the night before.
15 Bean Soup Mix (dried beans)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6-10 cups Chicken Broth
Sauté onions, carrot and celery in a tablespoon or two of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add sliced Turkey Kielbasa and continue to Sauté until vegetables are slightly soft and Kielbasa is slightly browned.
Put vegetables, rinsed and drained beans and 6 cups of chicken broth in crockpot. Using the spice packet that comes in some packages of beans is optional. I don’t usually use it because of the sodium content of such spice packages.
Add chicken broth if needed during cooking.
Cook on Low for 5 hours. Add diced tomatoes and cook 1 hour more.