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Sausage Bean Chowder Recipe

When the first hint of cooler weather appears at the end of the summer, my husband always asks, "Isn't it time to make some soup?" It's his subtle hint for me to make this special chowder!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (32 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup diced peeled potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  • 1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, brown sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours. Remove bay leaf. Yield: 12-14 servings (about 3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 155 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 776mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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