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Rosemary Pork Crockpot White Bean Soup

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With the prospect of another Polar Vortex on the way, warm and easy to make soups you can make in a crockpot are always welcome.  There’s nothing better on a cold day than coming home from work to a fire roaring in the fireplace and a delicious and warm soup in the crockpot.  My recipe for easy Crockpot White Bean Soup features the robust flavors of rosemary and a pork roast.  The herbaceous notes of the rosemary (and bay leaf, oregano and thyme) complement the umami flavor of the pan-seared pork roast. (This recipe is something I came up with several years ago, inspired by a visit to Monte Ne Inn Chicken.  If you haven’t been, you really should go.  It’s worth the drive.)

The technique:

This easy recipe, like any other, requires preparation.  You’ll need a boneless pork roast (we like to use Tyson), 3 cans of great northern beans, 2 cans of chicken broth, half an onion, fresh rosemary, garlic and bay leaf.

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Season the pork roast.  I like to use fresh cracked pepper and Penzey’s Forward Seasoning.

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Next, I seared the pork and onions in a pan with olive oil.

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Then I placed the seared pork loin, onions, rosemary, bay leaf and garlic in the crockpot.

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Then I added the great northern beans (rinsed, of course).

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Finally, I added the chicken broth, oregano, thyme, salt, pepper and more Forward Seasoning.  The soup cooked for 7 hours on the lowest setting.  In the end it was flavorful, the pork almost falling apart.

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The ingredients:

  • 1 pork roast
  • 3 cans great northern beans
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • several bay leaves
  • sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • 3 tsp Forward seasoning (2 to season the roast, 1 for the soup)
  • fresh cracked pepper (to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

This crockpot white bean soup is the perfect answer to any cold day.  What are your go-to meals for cold winter days?

Rosemary Pork Crockpot White Bean Soup
oneworldplate: 
Recipe type: soup
Cuisine: American
 
Rosemary Pork Crockpot White Bean Soup is the perfect easy crockpot meal for a cold winter day.
Ingredients
  • ■1 pork roast
  • ■3 cans great northern beans
  • ■2 cans chicken broth
  • ■1/2 white or yellow onion
  • ■2 cloves garlic
  • ■several bay leaves
  • ■sprig of fresh rosemary
  • ■1/8 tsp oregano
  • ■1/8 tsp thyme
  • ■3 tsp Forward seasoning (2 to season the roast, 1 for the soup)
  • ■fresh cracked pepper (to taste)
  • ■1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Season pork.
  2. Pan sear pork and onions in olive oil.
  3. Add pork, onions and other ingredients to the crockpot.
  4. Cook on low for 7 hours.
  5. Eat.

 

 

 

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