BEANS & SAUSAGE SOUP - OR NOT

5
Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

My mother-in-law, Mary Bales, gave me this recipe about 25 years ago and I have made and enjoyed it many, many times. I hope you enjoy it too.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
4 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 pkg
15-style bean soup mix (found with dry beans)
1 lb
beef or pork smoked sausage, sliced & quartered
1
onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 medium
can tomatoes
1 can(s)
tomatoes and chiles
1 Tbsp
lemon juice

How to Make BEANS & SAUSAGE SOUP - OR NOT

Step-by-Step

  • 1Soak the beans overnight in Dutch oven full of cold water. Pour off water and add 8 cups fresh water to the beans.
  • 2Add sausage, onion, garlic, salt, can of tomatoes, and lemon juice.
  • 3Bring to a boil and then simmer, covered, for about 4 hours. Then add the can of tomatoes and green chilies. Simmer at least another half hour. Remove cover and let cook down a bit.
  • 4NOTE: You may use the seasoning packet that comes with the beans, but I don't use it.

    Instead of serving as a soup, I serve it over hot rice with some garlic bread.

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About BEANS & SAUSAGE SOUP - OR NOT

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #hearty, #thick, #meaty