Sunday, January 11, 2015

Smoked Sausage with Red Beans Soup

Here is the lazy cook's version of a spicy, Cajun-style soup.  Who has time to sort through beans and let them soak overnight?  Not me!  So, I cheat and use canned red beans.  This is a quick and easy version of a Smoked Sausage and Red Beans Soup  It's easy and has that Cajun kick.  You can eat it as a soup, or pour it over rice.  I used smoked turkey sausage to make it a little healthier.  

Here's What You'll Need:

1/2 a medium onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 package (14 ounces) Turkey Smoked Sausage, browned
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (use more, use less...depending on how spicy you like it)
3 cans dark red kidney beans (15.5 ounces per can), rinsed and drained
1 container chicken broth (43 ounces)

Makes about 10 servings.

Here's what to do:

Brown sausage in soup pot. While browning, add in Cajun seasoning.  Remove and set aside.

Saute onions, peppers, and garlic in 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.

Once onions and peppers are tender.  Add in browned sausage.

Add in 3 cups of  rinsed and drained beans.  If you like your soup a little thicker.  Take about 1/2 cup of the beans and mash them and add to soup.

Add in chicken broth.

Let simmer about 30 minutes.

I like to serve mine with cornbread. This is Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free cornbread. 

Enjoy your Cajun kick!

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