French Market Soup

Grocery List


  • 2 cups dried beans — (mixed) washed & picked over
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 16 oz can tomatoes
  • 1 large onion — chopped
  • 1 clove garlic — minced
  • 1 chili pepper — chopped OR 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Chipotle powder , 2 drops liquid smoke flavoring, smoked ham hock or smoked sausage (adjust amount of Chipotle powder for your preferred tasting)


  1. Combine all ingredients except liquid smoke in slow cooker. Cover. Cook on low for 8 hours. Turn to high and cook an additional 2 hours or until beans are tender. (This is where you would use the liquid smoke flavoring)Stir in liquid smoke flavoring.

**If you are using a smoked ham hock or smoked sausage, combine at the same time as all the other ingredients and remove ham hock when soup is done.


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