Bean & Bacon Soup

Bean & Bacon Soup
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I love a good bean soup, and a bean soup with bacon, even better. I have modified this to use a slow cooker.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 12 hours
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 12 hours
Cook Time
6 hours
Bean & Bacon Soup
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I love a good bean soup, and a bean soup with bacon, even better. I have modified this to use a slow cooker.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 12 hours
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 12 hours
Cook Time
6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Sort the beans and discard bad beans or debris, rinse and place in a large bowl that has a lid, cover with water by about 2 inches, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  2. Next day, drain the beans, quick rinse and place in the slow cooker. And the chicken stock and set the slow cooker to High setting.
  3. Fry the bacon in a pan until just crispy, remove from the pan, briefly drain on a paper towel, then add to the slow cooker. You can reserve some of the bacon to garnish the top of each bowl if desired. This photo shows I am using 1/2 package of store bought Thai brand bacon, and 4 slices of thick cut German smoked bacon.
  4. Pour the bacon fat into a jar for use in later, like frying eggs, potatoes, etc but do not wipe out the pan, now add the veggies to the pan and cook those for 4-5 minutes or until starting to soften, then stir in the tomato paste, cook for another minute or two, then add this mixture to the slow cooker. Add the bay leaves and stir to mix everything together. Cover.
  5. Continue to cook on High for a total of 3 hours, then switch to Low setting for 3 hours. Perfect consistency.
  6. Remove the bay leaves, stir in some dried parsley and serve. Top with the reserved bacon for garnish if desired and sprinkle some dried parsley on as well.
Recipe Notes

Only item expensive here would be the smoked bacon, a good brand is TGM, this would be about 130 Baht/200 gram package, 2 packages would be 260 Baht. For 8 servings, this is about 95 cents per serving, good value!

Variant: Prior to serving, add 2-3 chopped plum tomatoes and stir those in. Add macaroni for kind of pasta fagioli to get more meals from this.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Adding pasta inspired by good friend, Edward Coleman.
Philippines.

Ham & Beans

Ham & Beans
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Sounds good, minimal ingredients, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 24 hours
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 24 hours
Cook Time
2 hours
Ham & Beans
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Sounds good, minimal ingredients, on my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 24 hours
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 24 hours
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Sort and rinse the beans and place in a container that has a lid. Add water to cover by about 2 inches and refrigerate over night.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans and place in a pot, add the rest of the ingredients and cover with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the beans are soft. Add more water as needed. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
10-12 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
10-12 hours
Slow Cooker Baked Beans
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Sounds really good. On my to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
10-12 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 1 hour
Cook Time
10-12 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Bring beans to a boil for about 5-10 minutes in large pot with plenty of water. Then simmer on low until nearly soft, about 40 to 50 minutes. Drain.
  2. Put the drained beans and all other ingredients in your slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low setting for 10-12 hours or High setting for 5-6 hours. Stir occasionally. One hour before finished, if there is too much liquid in the pot, leave the lid off until the liquid is to your liking. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Easily less than $1 per serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

White Bean & Ham Soup

White Bean & Ham Soup
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This, sounds wonderful! You can use canned beans or dry beans that you cook the day before. You can use an immersion blender, a regular, or just a potato masher if like a chunkier soup. On my to cook list for sure! If using dry beans, you need to plan ahead to cook the beans the day before. It may seem odd to slow cook cooked beans but it is the blend the flavors.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
White Bean & Ham Soup
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This, sounds wonderful! You can use canned beans or dry beans that you cook the day before. You can use an immersion blender, a regular, or just a potato masher if like a chunkier soup. On my to cook list for sure! If using dry beans, you need to plan ahead to cook the beans the day before. It may seem odd to slow cook cooked beans but it is the blend the flavors.
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
5-6 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a non stick skillet over medium heat with the olive oil, add the onion, carrot, and celery and cook until tender, then add the garlic and diced ham and cook for about 1 minute, the pour this into your slow cooker. Then add 1/2 of the beans, chicken stock, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste to the slow cooker. Mix this, cover and cook on Low setting for 4 hours.
  2. At 4 hours, remove the bay leaf and you can do one of three things, immersion blend, use a mixer to blend, or just use a potato masher to mash the beans in the slow cooker. My vote is potato masher but I will see when I make this. Add the remaining beans, cover, and cook for another 1-2 hours. Serve.
Recipe Notes

This is low cost and less than $1 per serving, either using a ham bone, or using thick cut ham slices from Makro (that is what I will be doing).

Provided by Barefeet in the Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
United States.

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili
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There is as many ways to cook white chicken chili as there is stars in the evening sky. This recipe is very tasty and is a slow cooker recipe for the most part. The beans listed are for beans that you have prepared from dry beans, not only is this a money saver, some places do not have canned beans available. Plan your timing appropriately. I made this on 19 Dec 2016 and it is very good, recipe modified slightly. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
White Chicken Chili
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There is as many ways to cook white chicken chili as there is stars in the evening sky. This recipe is very tasty and is a slow cooker recipe for the most part. The beans listed are for beans that you have prepared from dry beans, not only is this a money saver, some places do not have canned beans available. Plan your timing appropriately. I made this on 19 Dec 2016 and it is very good, recipe modified slightly. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
5-7 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Rinse and sort the dry beans, place in a pot and cover with about 3 inches of water, and a couple of good shakes of crack black pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Stir the beans every 15 minutes or so and add more water as needed. Cook the beans for 2-4 hours until soft. Remove from heat and drain.
  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker, put everything else in the slow cooker including the beans, except the sour cream and heavy cream. Cover and cook on Low setting for 5-7 hours. Chicken should be fall apart tender at 5 hours, if using frozen chicken breasts, then go the full 7 hours, or on High setting for 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken to a plate using some slotted spoons, shred with a couple of forks and return the chicken back to the slow cooker.
  4. Mix together the heavy cream and sour cream in a small bowl until smooth and stir this into the slow cooker. Cover and continue cooking on Low setting for 30 minutes. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Chicken breasts will cost about 30 Baht/500 grams. For 6-8 servings, this well under $1 per serving.

Shortcut: Heavy Cream.

Provided by Barefeet in the Kitchen and the link to this recipe is here.
United States.