Turkey Sausage And Bean Soup



  1. Rinse beans and drain.
  2. In a pot combine beans and 8 cups water.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Cover and let cool for 1 hour.
  5. Transfer to a bowl.
  6. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
  7. Drain and rinse beans.
  8. In a slow cooker combine beans, 4 cups water, broth, potatoes, garlic, and chili powder.
  9. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 5 hours.
  10. Mash beans slightly with a potato masher.
  11. If using low setting, turn slow cooker to high setting.
  12. Add sausage and green beans.
  13. Cover and cook for 1 hour.