At the end of January I posted 19 Soup Recipes to Warm You Up. I asked for your favorite recipes and several of you passed on good ones. This recipe was shared by Connie. It caught my eye for two reasons. 1) It uses Italian sausage and I have a freezer full of the stuff from my niece’s 4-H project. 2) It’s fast and easy.
The soup was delicious. I admit to being skeptical when I poured in the can of butter beans. I wasn’t too sure it looked good and I didn’t think my kids would eat it. I was wrong. The soup was wonderful and the kids loved it (except my child who hates all things sausage). My youngest, very picky son even loved the butter beans. The wonders never cease.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3/4 lb. Italian sausage links, casing removed or bulk sausage
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 can butter beans, undrained
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can diced tomatoes or fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can beef broth
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- shredded Parmesan to top each bowl
In a large pot, cook the sausage, garlic and onion until done. Drain and rinse under very hot water to remove the extra fat. Add all the other ingredients except the cheese and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve in bowls and top with Parmesan cheese.
This will serve 4-6 people. My family of 6 had no leftovers.