This week I learned that it can make vegetable soup and not turn it to mush, even after many many hours. I have been trying to eat less meat lately so a vegetarian soup on another cold day is a really good option. Plus, hello cheap! This batch made two dinners and 4 lunches. Very economical.
Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup with Black Eyed Peas(serves 6)
Combine all ingredients except peas in slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours. Within the last 2 hours before you are ready to serve add the peas. Taste and correct for seasoning and remove rosemary sprigs. Serve.
Note: Because of the acidity in the tomatoes you can probably put the peas in earlier but I only put mine in about 2 hours before, so I haven’t tried it.