Crockpot Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Soup
INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 3 carrots, peeled and diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 bay leaves 4 cups chicken broth Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 cups baby spinach
INSTRUCTIONS: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage, and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Place sausage, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, beans, oregano and bay leaves into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in chicken broth and 2 cups water until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Stir in spinach until wilted. Serve immediately.