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Bean Soup Recipe – Perfect For Autumn

Another favorite of mine is homemade soups, and there are so many that can be easily put together for a healthy, delicious lunch or dinner! The first time I used dried beans for soup was from a recipe (not sure where it originated) that we used at a homeschool co-op — I loved the flavors from such a wide variety of beans and continued to use this as my base.

From crisp autumn afternoons to cold winter evenings, this bean soup is flavorful, satisfying and pairs wonderfully with Elizabeth’s Homemade Flour Tortillas!

I prefer to soak my beans in water overnight and get the slow cooker going early in the morning.


Bean Soup

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

1/4 cup red kidney beans

1/4 cup pinto beans

1/4 cup small red beans

1/4 cup black beans

1/4 cup lima beans

1/4 cup black-eyed peas

1/4 cup green split peas

1/2 cup green lentils

After soaking beans overnight, drain and rinse well in a colander. Pour beans into a four quart (or six quart) slow cooker and add:

4 cups water

4 cups (canned) diced, peeled tomatoes in juice

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1-2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil

1-2 tablespoon(s) Italian herb seasoning

In slow cooker, cook on high for approximately 8 hours or until desired tenderness and consistency is reached.

Garnish with sour cream and/or freshly-grated cheese, if desired.




  1. I love soup and could eat it every day of the year. I don’t have a great bean soup recipe, so will definitely be pinning this one. Well done Anna!

    1. Thank you so much, Julie! I’d love to know how you like it if you get a chance to make it! 🙂

  2. Must be so hearty and filling, this is a really good soup recipe that woudn’t leave me starving afterwards! I love these kinds of soups 🙂

    1. Yes, I know exactly what you mean, Stephanie! 🙂 I love those kinds of soups as well!

  3. This looks so good and yes very hearty! I like that you soak your beans over night! I also love the variety that you use. This sounds healthy and delicious!

    1. Thank you, Lynn! 🙂

  4. Fall is definitely here, and you are ready. Your bean soup looks delicious – and healthy.

    1. Thank you so much, Darryl! Soup is one of my favorite autumn (and winter) foods!

  5. Yum Anna! Gotta love something that cooks itself and is ready by dinner!

  6. This sounds tasty (and so easy!) A win-win recipe! 🙂

  7. This looks like a lovely warming and hearty soup for this time of year. My eldest daughter is vegetarian and uses a lot of beans, so she will love this recipe . Thank you for sharing it! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! This is one of our family’s favorites, and I’m delighted to share! 🙂 I hope your daughter will enjoy the recipe!

      1. I’m sure she will, thank you! 🙂
        Hi Anna. I’m sorry I’ve take so long to get back to you. Like so many of us, I seem to be so busy with my writing at present. I wanted to put a comment on your About page, but couldn’t find one. Perhaps I didn’t look properly. Anyway, I’ll be delighted to follow you. Your recipes look wonderful, and I do like cookery blogs. 🙂

  8. toneegirl7

    Yum! Sounds delicious!

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

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