Black Bean Soup with Sausage

If you have time, the slow cooker method of this black bean soup makes your whole house smell incredible. But the shortcut black bean and sausage soup tastes just as delicious when you're in a hurry!

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Makes: about 7 1/2 cups
  • Prep: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Stand: 6 hrs to 8 hrs (soak) overnight

Black Bean Soup with Sausage

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Directions

  1. Rinse beans. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven combine beans and 6 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Or, place beans in water in pan. Cover and let soak in a cool place for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.) Drain and rinse beans.
  2. Return beans to saucepan. Stir in chicken broth, water, onion, celery, coriander, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
  3. If desired, mash beans slightly. Stir in sausage; heat through. If desired, serve topped with sour cream and cilantro.
  4. Makes 6 servings (about 7 1/2 cups)

From the Test Kitchen

Slow-cooker directions:

Prepare as above through Step 1. In a 3 12- or 4-quart slow cooker combine chicken broth, water, onion, celery, coriander, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Stir in beans. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. If desired, mash beans slightly. Stir in sausage. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.

Shortcut Black Bean Soup with Sausage:

Prepare as above, except omit dry black beans and the 6 cups soaking water. Decrease chicken broth to 1 1/2 cups. Rinse and drain two 15-ounce cans black beans. In a large saucepan combine beans, broth, water, onion, celery, coriander, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in sausage; heat through. Makes 4 servings (6 1/2 cups).

Nutrition Facts per 1 1/2 cups: 268 cal., 8 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 1,421 mg sodium, 35g carbo., 11g dietary fiber, 25 g protein.

Daily Values: 1% vit. A, 8% vit. C, 13% calcium, 19% iron.

Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 2 Starch, 2 Lean Meat

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Nutrition Facts (Black Bean Soup with Sausage)

  • Per serving:
  • 198 kcal ,
  • 6 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat ,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 2 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 29 mg chol. ,
  • 682 mg sodium ,
  • 24 g carb. ,
  • 6 g fiber ,
  • 1 g sugar ,
  • 14 g pro.
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