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Bean Soup with Sausage

 Bean Soup with Sausage
“This soup is so simple to assemble with ingredients that are a breeze to keep on hand, and it’s delicious to boot,” promises Gail Wilkerson of House Springs, Missouri. The filling broth with potato, sausage and vegetables makes a satisfying dish in a hurry.
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bulk lean turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic salt, seasoned salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook sausage, onion and green pepper over medium
  • heat 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender and sausage is no
  • longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain.
  • Stir in beans, potato, water and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until potato is tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 10
  • servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 160 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 645 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat,

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Bean Soup with Sausage (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 vegetable.