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Bean Soup with Sausage

This soup is so simple to put together with ingredients you might keep on hand, and it’s delicious, too. The broth with potato, meat and vegetables makes it so satisfying. —Gail Wilkerson, House Springs, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bulk lean turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic salt, seasoned salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender and sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage into crumbles; drain.
  • Stir in beans, potato, water and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Remove bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 160 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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