A wonderful comforting cold weather meal; one of my personal favorites.
I've altered this recipe time to time. I love celery in my soups, so I add 2 cups celery chopped. Often I'll only add one can beans, or substitute 3 medium potatoes for the beans. I like to use homemade meatballs as well. Sometimes for an extra kick I'll add a touch of hot sauce and a dash of cayenne pepper. Garlic too!
Combine all ingredients into crockpot, mix well. Cover and cook on low 8 hours.