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Soup - Great Northern Bean (Hellenic Style)


3 cups Great Northern Beans, dry
9-10 cups Water
2 cups Onions, diced
2 cups Carrots, chopped
2 cups Celery, chopped
3 or 4 Bay Leaves
1 or 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional)
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We like to prepare thick bean soups, like this one, in a slow cooker (crock-pot), which prevents the soup from burning or sticking to the pot.

Turn the crock-pot on "high." Wash the great northern beans and add to the crock-pot. Boil the water and add to the crock-pot. Let the beans simmer for a couple of hours until they begin to soften. Great northern beans cook faster than most other beans.

After about two hours, wash, peel and dice the onions and add them to the crock-pot. Wash, peel and chop the carrots, and wash and chop the celery. Add them and the bay leaves to the crock-pot. Continue to cook for another few hours.

If desired, for a more traditional flavor, stir in olive oil when soup is nearly finished cooking.

Serve and enjoy!

Ingredients information

Bay Leaves

Beans - Great Northern



Olive Oil, Extra Virgin

Onions, Yellow

Utensils and Equipment Information

Crock Pot


Measuring Cup, Liquid

Peeler, Vegetable

Spoon, Large Mixing

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live! 

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