French Market Soup

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Serves: 8-10
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


2 c 15- bean dry bean mix
1 Tbsp salt
3 c water
1 hamhock or meaty ham bone
2 bay leaves
1 qt tomatoes
2 chopped onions
2 garlic cloves
6 stalks chopped celery
1 dash(es) cayenne pepper
1 lb sliced turkey sausage
4-5 chicken thighs

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Dana Kruckenberg Recipe
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Riverside, CA (pop. 303,871)
Member Since Jan 2010
Dana's notes for this recipe:
French market soup is hearty, meaty, full of flavor and versatile. It's perfect for Christmas Eve get-togethers with family! I also use it to meet all of my late mother's Southern "good luck" menu requirements for New Year's Day.
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This soup is so good.  It cooked all day and made the house smell simply wonderful.  We all went back for seconds... In fact, my son and grandson both wanted to take it for lunch the next day!

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user Jennifer H chocolate_cutie - Jan 8, 2010
I really want to try this, it sound yummy!!! Do I add the raw chicken into the pot with the beans, or do I cook the chicken in a different pot and then add once done?
user Dana Kruckenberg Pinkladydana - Jan 8, 2010
Hi Jennifer--just add the raw chicken to the pot--when it falls off the bone, the soup is done! Test while you stir opccasionally to keep the soup from scorching on the bottom.
user Renata McAdams Renata - Jan 13, 2010
I make something similar to this for New Year's day. I just use black-eyed peas and the left over ham and ham bone. But, I like your idea of using the 15 bean, turkey sausage and chicken. Very hearty. Yummy! Can't wait to try your recipe.
user DiAnn Matson djmatson06 - Feb 26, 2010
Looking forward to trying this recipe. I love hearty soups and my family does too!
user T.L. Barrett TLB960 - Sep 7, 2010
My other half is allergic to Celery - do you suggest something to replace it? Thanks :)

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