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

  1. Soak the beans overnight in Dutch oven full of cold water. Pour off water and add 8 cups fresh water to the beans.
  2. Add sausage, onion, garlic, salt, can of tomatoes, and lemon juice.
  3. Bring 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.
  4. NOTE: 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



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