Slow Cooker Soups.

Posted by Michelle on September 18th, 2017 . Filed under: Design Team Work, Food, Whisker Graphics .

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Fall is coming and the season of soups and stews is upon us so today I’m sharing 2 super easy and delicious slow cooker soups with you.
I bought the gigantic bag of onions at Costco and haven’t been going through it as fast as I should be so I decided that soup season would start now.  Fancy a little French onion soup?  Full recipe at the end of this post.

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Slice as thinly as possible 4 large onions.  (You can use a mandolin, we have one, but it scares me.)

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Sautée the onions in the butter until they are nice and golden and browning.

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Transfer onions to a slow cooker, and pour in your liquid mixture.

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Tie your thyme together with Whisker Graphics Divine Twine and drop it in to your slow cooker.  I love the addition of fresh herbs, but who wants to bite in to them?  Tying them up with Divine Twine and then pulling it at the end is so easy and you get the addition of fresh herb taste!

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8 hours later you have the most amazing, warm, comforting, salty and slightly sweet French onion soup.

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RECIPE
Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

4 large onions, sliced
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1.5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
32 oz. carton of beef broth
Thyme (I pulled about 5 stalks of fresh thyme from my garden)
Salt to taste when finished

On the stove top, in a large pan, sautée the onions in the butter until they are nice and golden and browning.

While onions are sautéing, mix the flour, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, pepper, and beef broth in a mixing bowl.

When onions are finished caramelizing, transfer them to a slow cooker.

Add liquid mixture to onions in slow cooker.

Bundle thyme together and tie off with Whisker Graphics Divine Twine.

Drop thyme in to slow cooker.

Set slow cooker for 8 hours on low.

When slower cooker is finished, remove thyme, add salt to taste, and enjoy!

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I kept seeing this foil package in the freezer and never thought about what it was.  I asked my husband about it and he reminded me that it was the leftover ham bone from Easter.  And just like that, my dinner decision was made.

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Full recipe at the end of this post.

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Sautée your mirepoix (celery, carrots, and onion) in butter with salt and pepper.

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Transfer your mirepoix to a slow cooker and place frozen ham bone on top of it.

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Add beans, chicken broth, and your fresh herb bundle tied together with Whisker Graphics Divine Twine and drop it in to your slow cooker.

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8 hours later you have an amazing fall dinner!

RECIPE
Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Soup

1 large onion, sliced
1.5 cups petite carrots
3 celery stalks
2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, rough chopped
Salt
Pepper
Frozen, leftover ham bone
3 cans of beans (I used 2 white kidney and 1 white cannellini)
32 oz. carton of chicken broth
Thyme (I pulled about 5 stalks of fresh thyme from my garden)
2 bay leaves
Salt to taste when finished

On the stove top, in a large pan, sautée the onions, celery, and carrots until onions are translucent.

Add garlic to pan and sautée for just a few minutes more.

Transfer vegetables to a slow cooker.

Place frozen ham bone on top of vegetables in slow cooker.

Rinse beans, and pour them around the ham bone.

Pour chicken broth over all.

Bundle thyme and bay leaves together and tie off with Whisker Graphics Divine Twine.

Drop herbs in to slow cooker.

Set slow cooker for 8 hours on low.

When slower cooker is finished, remove herb bundle, add salt to taste (mine didn’t need it – remember, ham is salty), and enjoy!

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