Simple crockpot bean soup recipe from our friend David Bergeron, whose favorite food is lima beans.
Total Prep & Cook Time: 6 - 8 hrs soaking, 15 min prep, 4 - 6 hrs crockpot
Yield: 4 large servings
You'll need a 4 - 6 qt crockpot or slow cooker for Crockpot Lima Bean Stew.
Nutrition Data, 301 g Serving: 278 cal, 46g carb, 5g fat, 200mg sodium, 8g sugars, 16g fiber, 17g protein, low Cholesterol, good source Vit A, Vit K, Folate, Iron, Potassium. Estimated glycemic load 16
Long soaking makes lima beans become buttery soft in the crockpot. If that's too long, add boiling water to the beans and do a quick soak of 2 hours.
It might seem at the beginning of cooking that there isn't enough water in the recipe. But the vegetables will release water in cooking, and the soup may be just right after six hours. If it seems too thick, add a small amount of water toward the end of cooking.
Variations: Blend 1 - 1 1/2 cups of the soup, then stir it back in for a creamy soup base. Adding a veggie flavor cube or using vegetable stock gives it a different taste.
Q: I've never cooked with ginger before and i'm not sure what 2 ginger "slices" means - Tammy B.
A: "Ginger slice" is a thin (1/8 - 1/4 inch) slice of fresh ginger root, which can be peeled and minced or used whole. Fresh ginger is available in the produce section of most grocery stores and it's inexpensive. No need to buy organic, just get a small piece that's smooth and plump looking. Store it in an open plastic bag or lidded container in the fridge
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