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Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues.

Made with some of the South’s favorite ingredients such as; smoked sausage, 15 different beans, fresh collard greens, onions, celery, green bell peppers, carrots, garlic, diced tomatoes with chiles, Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and Cayenne pepper served over white rice for the perfect balance of flavor.

This recipe for Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup is a go-to meal for those of us who love beans and rice recipes. The combination of beans, rice, collard greens, and smoked sausage is a plus in my book. Add a bit of white cornbread, and I’m in my little world of happiness.

 

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues. Made with some of the South's favorite ingredients such as; smoked sausage, 15 different beans, fresh collard greens, onions, celery, green bell peppers, carrots, garlic, diced tomatoes with chiles,  Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and Cayenne pepper served over white rice for the perfect balance of flavor.First off, I want to apologize and give you all a BIG. Thank you for being here. I know it seems as if I have been a bit lax on sharing recipes and stories with Y’all; for that, I am sorry. We have had one crazy mess going on that started with a leaking pipe under the house foundation and ended with concrete floors being dug up, new tile laid in the kitchen, and all new carpet in the rest of the living area. Hopefully, we can get back on track and have a little less dramatic household in the future.

 

 

 

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues. Made with some of the South's favorite ingredients such as; smoked sausage, 15 different beans, fresh collard greens, onions, celery, green bell peppers, carrots, garlic, diced tomatoes with chiles,  Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and Cayenne pepper served over white rice for the perfect balance of flavor.I decided yesterday to make one of my favorite recipes, Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage, to share with you today. I think you’ll enjoy the cooking method I have used. It’s a more straightforward cooking method and a more flavorful way to cook any dried beans guaranteed. After using this method, you probably won’t be bothered with overnight soaking ever again.

I used to be one of those diehard Southerners that absolutely couldn’t take a shortcut to save my soul. Those beans were going to soak overnight come hell or high water because that’s the way my mama and her mama did it until I found a quicker way in my 30’s when I was watching the Food Network and noticed you could use a fast soak method. That fast soak method has been my friend ever since that day.

 

 

 

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues. Made with some of the South's favorite ingredients such as; smoked sausage, 15 different beans, fresh collard greens, onions, celery, green bell peppers, carrots, garlic, diced tomatoes with chiles,  Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and Cayenne pepper served over white rice for the perfect balance of flavor.That’s right for 12 years, I have been totally over letting my dried beans sit overnight in cold water; besides, it does absolutely nothing to improve the flavor or texture of the dried beans. Y’all, it does the very opposite. While soaking the beans shortens the cooking time of beans a bit, the time saved is only minimal, and there is no other time reducing or labor-saving benefits of soaking overnight.

 

 

 

I know some of you are wondering what this “Fast Soak Method” is all about. 

  1. Cover the pot, bring the contents to a full boil, then remove from the heat source.
  2. Let rest for about 1 hour.
  3. Stir in 1 and 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Uncover, reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender and creamy, checking after 1 hour and adding more water as necessary to keep beans covered,  about 1–1 1/2 hours total time.

 

 

 

 

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues. Made with some of the South's favorite ingredients such as; smoked sausage, 15 different beans, fresh collard greens, onions, celery, green bell peppers, carrots, garlic, diced tomatoes with chiles,  Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and Cayenne pepper served over white rice for the perfect balance of flavor.

 

 

 

 

Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup Ingredients: 

  • One Package of Hurst’s ® 15 Bean Soup
  • Four cups of beef stock
  • Five cups of water
  • Two pounds of smoked sausage, sliced
  • Four cups of chopped fresh collard greens
  • 1/2 of a cup of chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • One large white onion, chopped
  • One large green bell pepper diced
  • One cup of sliced carrots
  • 1/2 of a cup of sliced celery
  • Four cloves of minced garlic
  • One- (15 ounce) can of diced tomatoes with chilies
  • One tablespoon of hot sauce
  • One tablespoon of  Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • One teaspoon of dried thyme
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne pepper to own taste, optional
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Cooked organic white rice, to serve with
  • Green scallions, garnish

 

 

 

 

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues. Made with some of the South's favorite ingredients such as; smoked sausage, 15 different beans, fresh collard greens, onions, celery, green bell peppers, carrots, garlic, diced tomatoes with chiles,  Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and Cayenne pepper served over white rice for the perfect balance of flavor.
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Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage

This hearty and delicious tasting Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage is perfect for chasing away the wintertime blues. Made with some of the South’s favorite ingredients!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: 15 Bean Soup, Spicy 15 Bean Soup
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 340kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • 1 package Hurst’s® 15 Bean Soup
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 pounds Andouille sausage or smoked sausage sliced
  • 4 cups chopped fresh collard greens
  • ½ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • ½ cup sliced celery
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1-15- ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • pinch red pepper flakes or to taste
  • pinch Cayenne pepper optional
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 lemons juice of
  • cooked white rice to serve with
  • green scallions to garnish

Instructions

  • Be sure to wash and sort your beans before soak to remove debris or bad beans.
  • 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 Dutch oven. Bring the dried beans to a full boil. Allow them to boil for about 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Drain beans in a colander and thoroughly rinse beans.
  • Place cooked beans a large Dutch oven add the beef broth and water bring to a full boil then cut heat to low-medium heat and simmer for about 1 hour.
  • Add the sliced Andouille sausage, chopped fresh collard greens, chopped parsley, chopped white onion, sliced carrots, celery, green bell pepper, garlic, 1 can of diced tomatoes with chilies, hot sauce, Cajun seasoning, dried thyme, a pinch of red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. Add the juice of two lemons – simmer for 1 hour and 30 minutes or till beans are softened to your own taste.
  • Ladle over the cooked white rice, top with green scallions and a dash of hot sauce.

Notes

Beans may be cooked to your personal preference by adding time to soften beans more.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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33 Comments

  • Reply
    Tawnie Kroll
    December 30, 2019 at 10:52 am

    This Spicy Southern 15 Bean Soup with Smoked Sausage was so cozy and comforting! I made it for my hubby and now we have leftovers for the week! Thank you!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 3, 2020 at 7:58 am

      Good morning, Tawny, you can also freeze it if you want in an air-tight freezer container

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    Jessica Formicola
    December 30, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I love bean soup, and this is my absolute favorite recipe! We make it all the time and everyone enjoys it!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 3, 2020 at 7:57 am

      Thank you, Jessica! I appreciate you letting me know.

  • Reply
    Candice
    October 10, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I haven’t had 15 bean soup before, and this was incredible! I substituted chicken sausage for the andouille, and it was just as delicious. What a perfect recipe for those chilly days… thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 10:52 am

      Hey there Candice, that is so awesome to hear! You just made my day knowing you enjoyed the recipe.

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    Lizet Flores de Bowen
    October 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Such a delicious southern-style soup. A crowd pleaser!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 10:51 am

      Good morning, Lizet! It is perfect for a crowd and great for the game night too! It’s a nice change-up from chili

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    Anita
    October 10, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Such a filling soup, and the flavors are big, bold, and amazing! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 10:49 am

      Thank you, Anita! I love this soup and am thrilled to hear you also enjoyed it as well.

  • Reply
    Jessica Robinson
    October 10, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Such a great soup for the fall season! Looks absolutely delicious and was very easy to make!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 10:49 am

      Hey there! Yes, I totally agree, Jessica! It’s perfect for right now in many areas!

  • Reply
    kimscravings
    October 10, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    What a delicious recipe! I loved how easy and flavorful this was!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 13, 2019 at 10:48 am

      Thank you, Kim, I thrilled to hear you enjoyed it.

  • Reply
    Vic Snedier
    August 8, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Hands down this has to be the best soup I have had in ages

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 8, 2018 at 6:40 am

      Vi, good morning, that is the sweetest way to start my day. Thank you for letting me know.

  • Reply
    Wanda Collins
    August 8, 2018 at 6:27 am

    I just had to come back here to tell you this is seriously the BEST bean soup I have ever had. I seriously can not express how much my family loved this.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 8, 2018 at 6:39 am

      Hi, Wanda, that just made my day, Thank you.

  • Reply
    Debra C.
    January 16, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Love 15 Bean Soup and your spicy combo of flavors, YUM! I actually have a 15 Bean Soup on my blog tomorrow – hey, it’s soup season right? 😀 (your pictures are amazing!!!)

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 16, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you, Debra, my photography is still a work in progress, but thank you so much for the sweet compliments.

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