The slowcooker/crockpot is truly a magical appliance! I love knowing that I can throw a whole bunch of vegetables into it in the morning and have dinner waiting for the family at the end of the day. I am truly in awe of it’s fabulousness.
That said, if you’re not careful, a lot of recipes in the crockpot can turn out, for lack of a better word, gloopy. Sometimes, it’s nice to have the convenience without ending up with another nondescript stew-y or chili-like dish.
This a great soup that actually remains soup-like even after sitting all day (or even overnight!) in the crockpot. The beans (even though they’re canned!) actually maintain their shape and texture, and the kale adds a nice richness to the broth. Win-Win!