So I took a leap of faith and made my first homemade soup this week! You might think I would pick potato, but I ventured into old woman territory and tried my hand at ham and bean! I found a wonderful bag if mixed beans at Horrocks and it inspired me to try something new! Here is how I made it, from stuff I had around the house on my own (no recipe to follow!). I am pretty pleased with the results 🙂 This picture was before the beans were all the way done, so it did thicken up a bit the next day. It made quit a bit so feel free to scale back the numbers for a smaller amount. Enjoy!
1 canister vegetable stock
2 cups diced ham
1 bag of mixed soup beans (soaked for about an hour before hand)
1/2 cup diced red onion
3 large diced carrots
1 handful of diced cilantro
Combine all ingredients into a slow cooker, and let cook until beans are tender (took about 6 hours)