Slow Cooker Soup: Calico bean soup with smoked sausage, from Eat at Home
Beans and slow cookers belong together. Beans and sausage belong together. This recipe for calico bean soup with smoked sausage, from Eat at Home, brings it all together, and it couldn't be easier. Give the beans a quick pre-soak (or don't -- you can put the dry beans right into the slow cooker, and just increase the cooking time), and toss them into the cooker with the remaining ingredients. Use any type of smoked sausage you prefer. A mix of beans makes it fun.
Remember: Any slow cooker soup also can be made the old-fangled way, in a heavy pot on the stove top.