Smoked Sausage and Bean Slow Cooker Soup


Smoked Sausage and Bean Soup

Another slow cooker day! I am trying to get my freezer cleaned out again this month as two weekends away and one birthday already this month have put a dent in our cash flow.  Tonight is my daughter’s birthday party and next week is her actual birthday. So, we are trying to limit our spending so that we can have great birthday celebrations for her, you only turn 16 once!

I love slow cooker soups. This one took a bit more prep work than most soups I make but it was well worth it.

Verdict:

Three of the four of us loved the soup. I was the lone holdout. This soup has a smoky almost Cajun/creole taste to it. I had a bad incident with jambalaya a few months ago and I still can’t get past that smoky taste that was present as I was getting sick. Just can’t do it.

But, the rest of my family ate two bowls each. I used my bread maker, again, and we had a hot loaf of French bread with the soup.

Smoked Sausage and Bean Slow Cooker Soup

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. smoked sausage, cut into thin slices
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 8 oz baby carrots, cut into rounds
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 boxes chicken stock
  • 2 can bean (I used one black and one navy) drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 – 3 large handfuls of baby spinach, if desired

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat saute smoked sausage, onion, carrots, and celery in olive oil. Sausage should start to brown and onions become translucent. Just before finishing add garlic to pan and saute for an additional minute or so to become fragrant.
  2. Pour mixture into bowl of the slow cooker.  Add chicken stock and beans. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours.
  3. 15 minutes before serving stir soup and taste. Add salt and pepper as necessary.
  4. Add the spinach and cover the pan. Allow to cook for about 5-10 minutes and serve hot.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. missnararose says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one putting sausage into soups 🙂 We recently moved and I haven’t found a market that I like the sausage at yet… That said, we had some venison sausage (tastes exactly like beef, just leaner) *also smoked* we used in place of kielbasa. I’ve found it does well with pork and beans too, lately. Can’t wait to test out your soup.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      It has a real smoky taste if you use good sausage. That did me in but everyone else liked it. Hope you do too!

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  2. Rice N Dine says:

    We also put sausage in our soup and it’s good! I will try this next time! 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like it!

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      1. Rice N Dine says:

        Looks like I really will! 🙂

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  3. Time to unfolllow y ou, you make me huyngry 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol! I was worried I offended you! Thank you for following along.

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  4. recipeboxgal says:

    I’m making something similar in the crockpot this weekend, but with black eyed peas! Love a good sausage soup.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Ooo, that’s a great idea!

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  5. I too have had sausages that were “too smoky.” The ingredients sound great, though, so why not try it again with a different brand maybe?

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  6. Wanted to swing by to let you know I nominated you for One Lovely Blog

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much! That is so very kind of you!

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      1. You are very welcome!

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  7. Wow happy sweet 16!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! How are your babies?

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      1. I am going to see them tomorrow!!!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Yeah! Lots of pictures, please!

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          1. ok I will post more pictures! I miss them so much! little cuties!

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            1. koolaidmoms says:

              Yes!

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