John’s Favorite Slow White Beans
By Mary McDougall
I always make this in a slow cooker. I put the unsoaked beans in the crockpot in the morning, add the water, turn the temperature dial to high and let them cook all day. About 2 hours before we plan to eat, I add the seasoning mixture and then stir in the spinach about 5 minutes prior to scooping the beans into large bowls for eating, usually with a fresh loaf of whole grain bread.
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 480 min
1 Place the beans and water in a large Crock-Pot (slow cooker). Turn the heat to high and let the beans cook for at least 8 hours. Add the seasoning mixture about 2 hours before serving, if possible, otherwise stir in whenever you have a chance. Add the whole spinach leaves about 5 minutes before serving, stir in well, cover and let soften slightly before serving the soup.
Kirkland Seasoning mixture is sold at Costco in the spice aisle. It has a delicious combination of 21 organic spices and seasonings, without any added salt, that I use in a lot of my soups and stews.