Fall is not to far away and that is generally when I start thinking soup! I tend to not make any during the summer months (much to the hubby's dismay) - he would love it year round. To me its a warming comfort food for Fall & Winter!
White Bean & Ham Soup
1 pound dry cannellini beans (or northern)
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and sliced thin
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp. italian seasoning
8 oz. ham, cubed
Place beans in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and turn off the heat. Allow to soak overnight.
Drain beans and then add them to your slow cooker. Add 4 c. water, onion, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, seasonings and ham. Stir. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours. Mash the beans slightly to thicken the soup (if desired). Serve with a nice baguette or french bread!