---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06 Title: Sausage Bean Soup Categories: Soups Yield: 6 Servings 3/4 lb Bulk Italian sausage 1 Medium onion, chopped 1 Garlic clove, chopped 1 15 oz can black beans 1 15 oz can butter beans 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes 1 14 oz can beef broth 1 tb Fresh basil, minced 2 tb Parmesan cheese, grated Rinse and drain beans. In a large pot, brown the sausage over medium heat. Halfway through, add onions and garlic, and cook until onion is transparent. When sausage is fully cooked, drain excess fat. Add beans, tomatoes, broth, and basil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with grated cheese. Per serving: 296 cal, 29 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 5 g sugar, 15 g fat, 46 mg cholesterol, 1533 mg sodium, 7 g dietary fiber. -----
I've made this twice in the last week. Mmm, excellent for a winter evening. Warm, filling, and flavorful. Should be good with coarse bread and maybe beer.
- This is basically a throw-together dish. It makes very quickly and easily, and is a painless introduction to soup-making for anyone who thinks that soup comes out of a Campbell's can.
- The flavor heavily depends on the flavor of the sausage used. Italian is actually not my favorite sausage, and I may try some of our local Pennsylvania sausage next time, or even bulk breakfast sausage. Ground beef or ground turkey would make a more mildly flavored dish.
- The recipe doesn't provide very much cheese per serving, maybe not even enough to taste, given the robust flavor of the soup. Think about substituting a sharp cheddar, or if you want to stay Italian, a Romano or even a Gorgonzola.
- Green peppers would be an interesting addition, and go very well with sausage. You could throw them in to cook with the onions and garlic.
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