Even Thomas Keller thinks the crock pot is the perfect place to cook beans, so who am I to argue? I made a mix up of a few recipes and tossed together this simple soup. Into the slow cooker I loaded one pound of dry white beans, 3 large cloves of chopped garlic, sliced dry chorizo, one sliced onion, one sliced leek, lardons of smoked slab bacon, S&P and about 7 cups of chicken broth. That mixture cooked on low for about 4 hours and then James added in one bunch of chopped kale and left the soup to simmer in the crock pot for about 4 hours more.
Just before serving I drizzled on a whisper of red wine vinegar and topped the bowl with a few cheese croutons.