Bean Soup Recipe

Barbecue sauce gives this Bean Soup Recipe featuring short ribs a spicy smoked flavor. Make a great crock pot dish for pot luck dinners and sports parties, or just a hearty warm meal on a chilly night.


  • 1 lb Great North Beans, soak overnight then rinse and drain
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 11/2 lb beef short ribs
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


Combine soaked beans, onion, pepper and ribs in the crock pot.

Pour in water and stir carefully.

Cover and cook on low for 10 hours.

Remove the ribs and shred the meat from the bones with a fork.

Return meat to the crock pot and stir in barbecue sauce.

Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.

Use 2 cups of beef broth and 4 cups of water if a beefier flavor is desired.

Serves 8.


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