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15 Bean Cajun Soup

15 bean Cajun Soup is a delicious slightly spicy recipe that is almost effortless utilizing a fast cook method with Hurst’s® 15 Bean Soup, a homemade Roux, Andouille Sausage, onions, carrots, celery, minced garlic, diced tomatoes with chilies, hot sauce and Cajun seasoning served over white rice.

The other day I was shopping at the market in the bean aisle for dried beans and came across a bag of  Hurst’s® 15 Bean Soup next to the beans, of course, I thought hmm, technically it’s just dried beans with a seasoning packet– I flipped over the package and noticed a recipe on the back of the bag… I thought their method was a good baseline recipe; however, changes needed to be made. I decided to make my purchase of  Hurst’s® 15 Bean Soup for only $2.35 and grab the other ingredients necessary for making it suitable for my taste.

 

 

15 BEAN CAJUN SOUPThe very first thing I decided to do was to get rid of that seasoning packet; I was after the beans. I can use my own favorite Cajun seasoning; also, there were not many goodies involved in this recipe; it was super basic – I’ll fix that in an instant. I don’t care very much for ham so much that was the next ingredient to get tossed out of the basic recipe. I have some Andouille Sausage that’s begging to be added instead to other must-have ingredients.

 

 

Now we are going to toss out the misconception that soaking beans “overnight” is the best method- I don’t know about you I don’t have time for an 8-hour soak of beans, why would I wait 8 hours or more to soak beans when I can have the recipe ready for 1 hour? Actually, why would you either? Chuck that notion out the window.

 
 
 

Directions for fast bean soak

  1. Be sure to wash and sort your beans before soak to remove debris or bad beans.
  2. To quick cook beans, put the beans in salted water- use about one teaspoon of kosher salt (water should be 1 inch above dried beans) in a saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring the dried beans to a full boil. Allow them to boil for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan or Dutch oven from the heat, cover it with a tight-fitting lid, and let the beans soak for at least 1 hour.
  4. Drain beans in a colander and thoroughly rinse beans.

 

 

 
 
15 bean Cajun Soup is a delicious slightly spicy recipe that is almost effortless utilizing a fast cook method with Hurst's® 15 Bean Soup, a homemade Roux, Andouille Sausage, onions, carrots, celery, minced garlic, diced tomatoes with chilies, hot sauce and Cajun seasoning served over white rice.
 

 

 

Ingredients for 15 Bean Cajun Soup

  • Hurst’s® 15 Bean Soup
  • Unsalted butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Water
  • Andouille sausage or smoked sausage
  • large onion, chopped
  • Diced carrots
  • Diced celery
  • Minced garlic
  • Tomatoes with chilies
  • Hot sauce
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground 
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Cooked white rice
  • Green scallions

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 8 votes
15 bean Cajun Soup is a delicious slightly spicy recipe that is almost effortless utilizing a fast cook method with Hurst's® 15 Bean Soup, a homemade Roux, Andouille Sausage, onions, carrots, celery, minced garlic, diced tomatoes with chilies, hot sauce and Cajun seasoning served over white rice.
15 Bean Cajun Soup
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
15 bean Cajun Soup is a delicious slightly spicy recipe that really is almost effortless utilizing a fast cook method with Hurst’s® 15 Bean Soup, a homemade Roux, Andouille Sausage, onions, carrots, celery, minced garlic, diced tomatoes with chilies, hot sauce and Cajun seasoning
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: 15 Bean Soup, Cajun 15 Bean Soup
Servings: 8 people
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1 package Hurt's 15 Bean Soup
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Chicken broth
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 pound Andouille Sausage or Smoked Sausage sliced
  • 1 large Yellow Onion diced
  • 1 cup Diced Carrots
  • 1 cup Diced Celery
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1-15- ounce can Diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 tablespoon Hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Season or to taste
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to own taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • White Rice to serve
  • Green Scallions to garnish
Instructions
Directions for fast bean soak
  1. Be sure to wash and sort your beans before soak to remove debris or bad beans.
  2. To quick cook beans simply put the beans in salted water- use about 1 teaspoon of kosher salt (water should be 1 inch above dried beans) in a saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring the dried beans to a full boil. Allow them to boil for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan or Dutch oven from the heat, cover it with a tight-fitting lid and let the beans soak for at least 1 hour.
  4. Drain beans in a colander and thoroughly rinse beans.
Directions for 15 Bean Cajun Soup
  1. Place cooked beans a large saucepan or Dutch oven, then add 3 cups of chicken broth and 4 cups of water bring to a full boil then reduce heat to low-medium heat and simmer 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  2. Roux: In a skillet melt 3 tablespoons of butter, once melted sprinkle 3 tablespoons of flour into the melted butter. Cook gently moving around mixture to combine and lightly brown to a light amber color (careful not to over brown roux) reserve till needed.
  3. Once done simmering for 1 hour and 40 minutes add roux from above, 1 pound of sliced Andouille sausage, chopped onion, diced carrots, diced celery, minced garlic, 1 can of diced tomatoes with chilies, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, dried thyme, kosher salt, and pepper, add juice of one lemon – simmer 45 minutes.
  4. Serve over white rice in a bowl and garnished with scallions.

 

 

 

 

 

15 bean Cajun Soup is a delicious slightly spicy recipe that is almost effortless utilizing a fast cook method with Hurst's® 15 Bean Soup, a homemade Roux, Andouille Sausage, onions, carrots, celery, minced garlic, diced tomatoes with chilies, hot sauce and Cajun seasoning served over white rice.

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Emily M
    November 5, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    The roux is 3 T flour and 3T butter right? I used that amount and it was perfect!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      November 6, 2016 at 12:34 am

      You are correct in both areas Emily, Thank you for pointing that out.

  • Reply
    Charlene
    January 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I took your recipe and added shrimp – it was so delicious. Although I simmered it so long that, hubby said it was the best “jambalaya” he ever had. 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 18, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Lol, well let him think he had Jambalaya! Don’t kill his dream lol! Glad he enjoyed it.

  • Reply
    Nancy
    February 28, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I love how this bean soup uses lemon juice!

  • Reply
    Cydnee Knoth
    February 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    What a yummy, hearty and flavorful Cajun Bean soup. I am anxious to see what you share next on your blog ~Cydnee

  • Reply
    keciasflavorbreakthrough
    February 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Wonderful Heidy! I adore Andouille Sausage and combining it into this soup with all those lovely beans! Fantastic!

  • Reply
    mealplanmaven
    February 4, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    .Just one look at the ingredient list and I know how good this soup has to taste!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 16, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks, Linda, I appreciate it, just re-did the photo yesterday too.

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    February 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I just adore this recipe. Love the combination of the beautifully spiced sausage with those awesome veggies and that kick from the hot sauce. This is my kind of bean soup!!

  • Reply
    April J Harris (@apriljharris)
    February 4, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    This Cajun Bean Soup Sounds delicious! That is real comfort food, Heidy!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      February 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you Miss April, glad you enjoyed 15 Bean Cajun Soup

  • Reply
    Tricia
    February 3, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    This soup was awesome, hearty and filling!! Amazing flavor with just the right amount of spice, I am so glad I was invited to dinner!! I really appreciate the time Heidy takes to give us her twist and great tips!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      February 3, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you Tricia that’s so sweet of you! I had a blast tonight at dinner glad you could make it.

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