Spicy Sausage & Bean Soup

I’ve been meaning to make chili for quite some time now, but the tail end of a nasty cold and a long work week made it very difficult to think about cooking something that might take 45 minutes to an hour… the solution? A VERY quick and easy sausage and bean soup. It definitely packs a similar flavor punch and is equally as hearty as a chili, but comes together in a fraction of the time! Win win.

This recipe comes from my great aunt Sylvia — I’m not quite sure how she discovered it, but it sure is a keeper!

You will need:

1lb Italian Sausage (I used half hot and half sweet sausage)
1 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic minced
1 (14-15oz) can butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can chicken broth

In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil for a few minutes until transluscent, add the sausage (remove casings if you buy links), and break it up/cook it through.

Pour in the drained and rinsed beans, tomatoes and broth, cover the pot and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and some delicious bread — quite a hearty and warming meal for a chilly (or strangely hot and humid…) fall night!

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1 Response to Spicy Sausage & Bean Soup

  1. Pingback: Sausage, Bean and Cabbage Soup | aTaleof2Kitchens

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