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Red Bean Soup with Andouille Sausage


Red Bean Soup with Andouille Sausage

Red Bean Soup with Andouille Sausage

Yield

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large sweet onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
8 cups chicken broth
1 ham hock
1-1/2 cups dried red kidney beans, soaked in cold water 1 hour, drained and rinsed
1 bay leaf
2 parsnips, diced
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 pound andouille sausage or kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Salt and black pepper

Preparation

  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Place in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add broth, ham hock, kidney beans and bay leaf. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 hours.
  2. Remove ham hock; discard. Add parsnips and sweet potato. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 hours.
  3. Add sausage. Cover; cook 30 minutes or until heated through. Remove and discard bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper.

Note

Use a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker for this recipe. If you're using a smaller slow cooker, make only half the recipe.

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