Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bean and Sausage Soup (crock pot)

Ok friends I suggest that you RUN to the store and buy the ingredients for this bean and sausage soup. I made it for my family and friends and it truly was one of the best soups that I have ever made. I found the original recipe from the soon to be released 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches cookbook by Gooseberry Patch. I made a few changes to this soup recipe to suit the needs of my family.

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Bean and Sausage Soup (crock pot)

Ingredients

1 package Italian pork sausage links - or any healthy sausage of your choice
1 onion, large, diced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons garlic powder
15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
32 oz chicken broth
2- 15 oz cans great northern beans
2 packages frozen spinach, thawed

Garnish: grated Parmesan cheese
1 box small shell pasta-optional
crackers

Directions

1) If the sausage is in a casting then remove it. Put in crock pot with tomatoes and onions. Cook for 3 hours on high.
2) Add in all the other ingredients except the cheese and pasta.
3) Cook on high for 1 hour.
4) Serve with pasta or crackers. Top each bowl with Parmesan cheese.

Kitchen Notes

Cook on Stovetop Variation:
The original recipe wanted you to brown the meat on the stovetop and then add in rest of the ingredients (I made a few adjustments to the ingredients) and cook on stovetop, simmering for 2-3 hours.

The pasta & crackers are optional and add in your pot or let individuals add it which is what we do.
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This recipe came from 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches cookbook by Gooseberry Patch. Click the link to find more tasty recipes from this book and a cookbook review.


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