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southern butter bean soup with smoked sausage

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tammy Brownlow
Dallas, TX

This is a great comforting soup on a chilly day. It may take a while, but it is well worth the time it takes. It's an easy, flavorful soup to make. I like to serve this with cornbread muffins and butter. I hope you give it a try some time - I think you will enjoy it.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 3 Hr 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern butter bean soup with smoked sausage

  • 2 lg
    smoked ham hocks
  • 1 lb
    dry butter beans
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 1 md
    bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lg
    jalapeno, with a slice down the middle
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 pkg
    smoked sausage, diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    to 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    to 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced

How To Make southern butter bean soup with smoked sausage

  • 1
    In a large stock pot add 8 cups of water and the ham hocks. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat to medium low and simmer ham hocks for 2 hours.
  • 2
    To the pot add dry beans, onion, bell pepper, sugar, salt, pepper, jalapeno, garlic, and thyme. Simmer for another hour. Note - the jalapeno will add flavor without the soup being spicy.
  • 3
    Remove ham hocks and discard jalapeno. Add chicken broth and diced smoked sausage. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove ham from the ham hocks and return back to the soup pot.
  • 5
    Taste for seasoning and serve with your favorite bread. Corn bread is a favorite of ours.