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12 Ratings
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  • 12 Ratings

Flip on your slow cooker and this hearty French soup recipe practically cooks itself after 20 minutes of prep time. Serve each bowl of this French Country Soup recipe with a slice of toasted bread and a fresh green salad.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary test

20 mins
8 hrs
1 hr
9 hrs 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse and drain beans. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, combine beans and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.

  • Drain beans in colander; rinse beans. In a 3-1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker, stir together beans, meat, broth, carrots, celery, onion, wine, garlic, bay leaves, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove and discard bay leaves before serving. If desired, serve with toasted French bread slices. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 45mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 31g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 11g; sugars 5g; protein 27g; vitamin a 3012.6IU; vitamin c 4.7mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 4.7mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 80.6mcg; vitamin b12 2mcg; sodium 652mg; potassium 747mg; calcium 80.8mg; iron 3.8mg.