Country Sausage and Bean Soup

Country Sausage and Bean Soup

Country Sausage and Bean Soup


Makes 9 servings


2 cans (about 14 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1-1/2 cups hot water
1 cup dried black beans, rinsed and sorted
1 cup chopped yellow onion
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon sugar substitute
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
6 ounces reduced-fat country pork sausage
1 cup chopped tomato
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine broth, water, beans, onion, bay leaves, sugar substitute and red pepper in 3-1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on HIGH 4 hours or on LOW 8 hours.
  2. Coat 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage; cook until beginning to brown, stirring to break up large pieces. Drain fat.
  3. Add sausage to bean mixture in slow cooker, along with remaining ingredients except cilantro. Cover; cook on HIGH 15 minutes. Top with cilantro before serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup soup
Calories 159
Calories from Fat 31 %
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 11 g
Sodium 360 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Meat 1
Fat 1

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