We’ve had a few days of fall-like weather here in Oregon. I don’t know about you, when the fall weather kicks in I am ready for soup! So I decided to make Slow Cooker Bean and Bacon soup this week.
The recipe for Slow Cooker Bean and Bacon Soup is very similar to Bean and Ham Soup but with bacon. I thought for a second to leave out the ham hock; could there be too much pork flavor? Nope. I’m glad used a ham hock. It gave the soup a perfect smoky flavor. I also decided to try fresh tomatoes instead of canned for this soup and those turned out better than canned. The soup has a little prep work like soaking the beans, frying bacon and chopping vegetables. But really not too bad for homemade comforting soup!
I also wanted to mention to not forget cornbread and butter. The sweet cornbread and butter compliment the smoky soup just right!