Enjoy the rich collective blend that will build community at every gathering. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and envision the closest, most collaborative gathering possible. This 10 bean soup recipe has a hint of spice that gives it the rich and hearty flavor. You add the tomatoes. You can also add meats or vegetables to make it more of a stew. There’s a spoonful of community with every serving.
Rinse and soak the beans as instructed in the recipe, then put into the crockpot in the morning on low heat with the spices, beans, water and optional ingredients. Don’t add the tomatoes until later as they slow down the cooking. Cook on low/slow all day, checking the liquid level occasionally. Add additional water as needed. By the evening the beans should be soft enough that you can add the tomatoes and prepare for eating.
Instant Pot Directions:
If using chopped veggies turn your Instant Pot on Saute and wait until it’s hot (about a minute), then saute your veggies until soft, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and spice packet from box and saute until spices are fragrant (about a minute). While you are sauteing you should rinse your beans. Add your rinsed beans, 6 cups of water or broth, and can of tomatoes to the Instant Pot, then push cancel and lock the lid in place. Make sure the seal is closed and then press the Manual or Pressure Cook button. Choose 40 minutes and press Start. Once the cooking has finished let sit for 20 minutes to naturally release, then open the seal for a quick release. Open the lid once the steam has fully release and enjoy!