Bean and Sausage Soup

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Soup! Oh, how I love a delicious, warm, comforting bowl of SOUP. This is a bean soup recipe I adore. Well actually, this is a bean and sausage soup. Who doesn’t love the combination of beans and sausage?

This recipe is easy to put together. I use a package of 15 bean soup, ditching the seasoning packet. If you want you can always put together a combination of beans that you like. I just don’t make beans from scratch often enough for that to make sense.  Another thing I love about this soup is that it uses lean smoke turkey sausage. The brand I used was 95% fat free, has 100 calories for 1/3 of the entire package, and has 9 grams of protein. This soup comes together as a healthy meal for dinner.

If you want to try  new and delicious, healthy meals for dinner, add this soup to your list! Lowfat recipes often lack flavor. This soup is thick, meaty and nicely spiced.  If you’d like more heat, add some red chili pepper or hot sauce.

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Bean and Sausage Soup

By January 4, 2013

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak beans is a large pot, covered with 2 quarts of water. Allow beans to soak overnight, or at least 8 hours. Or use the Quickcook Method listed below..
  2. After soaking, drain water, add 2 quarts of water and ham hock.
  3. Bring beans to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 1/2 hours.
  4. Add onion, tomato, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, liquid smoke, lemon, wine and sausage.
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SOUP IS GOOD FOOD!!!

What’s your favorite soup? I’d Love to hear :)

 

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9 Responses to Bean and Sausage Soup

  1. Rhonda (@diningalone)

    This looks rich and delicious, but also not bad for you…a perfect combo!

  2. Purabi Naha

    Loved the look of this soup. And sausages add extra excitement to this soup for sure!

  3. The Contessa (Linda)

    I have a new pressure cooker. I have made vegetable and chicken soup so far. 30 minutes and it tastes like it has been cooking all day. Check out the soup recipes in my kitchen.

    • Kathleen

      I really need to get a pressure cooker! I bet the fabulous soups are so much quicker!

  4. Kathleen Moore

    Looks wonderful!! I will add it to my hearty soups recipe box. One of my favorite soups is potato and leek. It can be dressed up, with so many things as your fancy dictates — cheddar cheese, smokey ham chunks, broccoli, carrots, white Lima beans and so on. I am also a big fan of chicken and sausage cassoulet, which makes great use of leftovers.

    • Kathleen

      I love potato and leek soup and cassoulet! Can’t wait to put them both on the dinner menu! :)

  5. The Café Sucré Farine

    Hi Kathleen, love your soup, it sounds wonderful and I love that it’s so healthy too!

  6. Hurst Beans

    Thanks for posting, this recipe looks awesome!

  7. Danielle

    made this recipe….it is delicious!….thank you!

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