This is a very basic bean soup recipe and it's actually the recipe from the back of the Hurst 15 Bean Soup mix, so I can't take any credit. I like this recipe though because the soup is hearty and healthy and my kids like it. If I can get my kids to eat beans and like it I call it good.
Crockpot 15 Bean Soup
20 oz package Hurst's 15 Bean Soup mix (with flavor packet)
2 quarts water
1 lb smoked sausage, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1, 15 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon chili powder
juice of one lemon (about 4 teaspoons if using bottled lemon juice)
2 cloves garlic, minced
Place beans in a pot and cover with water so that water is at least 2 inches over beans. Soak overnight or at least 8 hours.
Drain water out of bean and rinse them. Add beans back to pot with 2 quarts of water and sausage. Bring to a boil and simmer uncover for 1 1/2 hours. Pour into a crockpot and add onions, tomatoes, chili powder, lemon juice and garlic. Cover and set to high, cook for about 6 hours. Add flavor packet from the package of beans and set to low for another half hour or so. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.