The customer who submitted this recipe says, "This is a great recipe to put in the slow cooker just before bed. You will wake up to the wonderful aroma of well-cooked, savory beans.”



*From recipe author: “I get my heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans (online or at Whole Foods). For this recipe I used Vaquero or Black Orca beans. You could also use: Yellow Eye Beans, Yellow Indian Woman Beans, or Cranberry Beans. I don’t think garbanzo beans will work here. If you use a non-heirloom bean, make sure the beans are not old and dried out from having been on a shelf for years."

Use tamari instead of soy sauce to make this a gluten-free dish.


Pick over the beans, removing any broken beans or tiny stones. Rinse beans well at least three times. Add beans to a 1 1/2 quart slow cooker. Add onion. Add summer savory, rubbing between hands before adding in order to crumble the leaves. Add water to within an inch of the top of the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Test the beans. They should be very soft. You should be able to press the bean with your tongue on the roof of your mouth. The pot liquor should be fragrant and slightly thick. Add the tomato paste, soy sauce (or tamari), and Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning. Stir and taste again. Add more seasoning if you want a stronger flavor. Add salt to taste.

Serving Suggestions

Serve as is or with croutons, cilantro leaves, crusty homemade bread with butter, a sprinkle of toasted sunflower seeds, chopped tomato and avocado, or grated cheese, like sharp cheddar or pepper jack.


1 1/2 quart

Thanks To

Dhyan Atkinson, Savory Spice—Boulder, CO customer

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Savory Spice Shop Ingredients
Savory, Summer 4 floz bottle $4.70
Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning Blend 1 oz bag $3.45



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5 stars 4/11/16 dhyan
I have made this soup three times now. It is delicious and the whole house smells good as it is cooking. The Peruvian Chili Lime Seasoning is really a great seasoning. This soup also freezes well so I have a single portion or two, in flat-side down zip-lock bags in the freezer for when a sudden hankering comes up! Consider serving this over toast!