Bean Sausage Soup Recipe
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Bean Sausage Soup Recipe

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I made this colorful, robust stew often when our three kids were living at home. Since it calls for lots of canned vegetables, it stirs up in a jiffy. It's versatile, too-you can substitute cubed turkey, chicken, ham or beef for the sausage. Plus, you can replace the beans with other vegetables of your choice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 pound smoked sausage, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) lima beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 341 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 1470mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 16g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Heat through. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Sausage Bean Stew in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p31

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debpenns User ID: 5553562 235907
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"thought this was a very good recipe cooked it up today for relatives they loved it!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 221466
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"This was ok. Not really a soup though."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 62669
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"very good."

dianepdk User ID: 2016585 60158
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2009

"I used one 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes. Also added one cup of chicken broth. Tasted rather bland, so I added one teaspoon each of: chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and corriander. Also added some chopped onion and red pepper. Simmered for about 30 minutes to one hour."

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