About once a month, mom would declare it was "soup night" and in our family that meant 1 thing. Everyone got to choose their own variety of canned soup to enjoy. Now, if everyone wanted the same, it became a meal. But sometimes the three of us would all want different kinds, and that was okay because mom would make them all. That's what made it so much fun! And 9 times out of 10, I was going to choose Bean and Bacon! Oh I loved it so much! Just the smell could make my mouth water! Plus, mom always treated me to my favorite "dipper"~ some crispy Texas toast. Mmm Mmm good!
So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I came across this homemade, Crock Pot version! I couldn't believe how easy it was! I guess I shouldn't have been, but it was a pleasant surprise none the less. If you like my Ham and Beans, then I strongly suggest you try this. It's very similar, but still different enough not to seem like a repeat. Plus, an added bonus? Put this in the slow cooker int he morning, and when you come home after a long day, your house will smell amazing! Believe me, I'm speaking from personal experience. To make a little easier on yourself, let me suggest prepping the carrots and onions the night before. Pop them in the fridge and they are waiting on you the next morning when you might be in a rush trying to get this ready!
Another comforting food from my childhood updated just a little bit; and it includes my best kitchen friend, the Crock Pot. It doesn't get much better than that!
Crock Pot Bean and Bacon Soup From Crock Pot Ladies
16 oz. dried northern beans