Cajun White Soup Beans

January 25, 2022

Cajun White Soup Beans will become a family favorite if you enjoy Authentic Cajun cooking. They have all the key ingredients to a true to the word Cajun meal. Made with hearty ingredients that include spice and everything nice.

I love a good pot of Cajun White Soup Beans. I use Navy beans or Northern beans in mine, with either a smoked ham bone or smoked ham hocks, smoked sausage, andouille sausage, the Holy Trinity, garlic, bay leaves, chicken stock, tomatoes with chilis, Cajun spices, and garnish white green onions or pickled jalapenos for a little extra flavor.

 

Cajun White Soup BeansWhen I was a child, you could bet we had my Mom’s delicious Soup Beans reasonably often and always served with white cornbread, not sweet corn muffin mix. Sometimes it contained meat; other times, it was meatless and just seasoned. However, it was delicious tasting.

You can always tell a true Southerner, Cajun, or Creole because if they are an old school, it will be called White Soup Beans, not White Bean Soup, most often than not. It can range from plain to fancy pants, but you won’t find kale in it or sweet potatoes or other odd ingredients. No offense, but let’s keep the recipes accurate and honor them by making them as we have for years.

 

Cajun White Soup Beans

 

 

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR CAJUN WHITE SOUP BEANS

  • One pound dried Navy beans (soaked overnight)

  • Water to cover while soaking the Navy beans

  • Hambone, Ham hocks, Smoked turkey necks

  • One sizeable Yellow onion, chopped

  • Two stalks of celery, diced

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced

  • Four cloves minced garlic

  • Three bay leaves

  • 32 ounces of low sodium chicken broth or chicken stock

  • One – 14.5 ounce– can of organic diced tomatoes with chilis.

  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage – sliced in rounds

  • 1/2 pound Andouille sausage – sliced in rounds

  • One teaspoon low sodium Cajun seasoning or to taste

  • One pinch of cayenne- optional ingredient

  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

  • Kosher salt to taste at the end. Do not add while cooking the beans.

  • Sliced green onions to garnish

  • Sliced jalapeno, to garnish, optional ingredient

 

 

Cajun White Soup Beans

 

METHOD USED FOR CAJUN WHITE SOUP BEANS

  1. Follow the package directions, Soak the navy beans overnight in water, add the rinsed, drained, and sorted beans Navy Beans to the Dutch Oven, and pour chicken stock or water over the beans.

  2. Add either a smoked ham bone or smoked ham hocks to season. Then add smoked sausage, andouille sausage, onion, celery, green pepper, garlic, low sodium Cajun seasoning, white pepper, and bay leaves to the pot. Cook until beans are tender, adding more water if needed.

  3. Once beans are tender- about one hour+ (add more chicken stock or water to the Dutch Oven if needed to thin and the tomatoes with green chilis)

  4. Cook another 15 or 20 minutes. Add kosher salt to taste. Only add salt to beans while cooking at the very end stage.

  5. Serve with white rice and cornbread.

 

 

 Cajun Navy Beans

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. What is the Holy Trinity? The holy trinity is the Cajun and Louisiana Creole variant of mirepoix; traditional mirepoix is two parts onions, one part carrots, and one part celery, whereas the holy trinity is typically equal measures of one-part onions, one part green bell pepper, and one part celery.

  2. What are ham hocks? A ham hock, or pork knuckle, is the joint that attaches a pig’s foot to its leg. While a ham hock is not considered an ankle, its location corresponds to a human ankle or lower calf region.

  3. What can I substitute for ham hocks if I cannot find them? If your local market does not have ham hocks, you can use pork shanks. And it should not change the flavor much.

  4. I cannot locate Andouille sausage. What can I substitute for it? If you don’t have andouille sausage, your best substitute will be Polish Sausage: According to the late Chef Paul Prudhomme, the best and easiest to find an alternative. A little more cayenne pepper to the recipe to make up for the missing heat.

 

 

 

 

Cajun Navy Beans

Cajun White Soup Beans

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Cajun White Soup Beans will become a family favorite if you enjoy Authentic Cajun cooking. They have all the key ingredients to a true to the word Cajun meal.
5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Overnight Bean Soak 8 hrs
Total Time 10 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound dried Navy beans Soaked overnight
  • 1 large Hambone Ham hocks, or Smoked turkey necks
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • ½ large green pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 32- ounces chicken stock or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with chilis organic
  • ½ pound smoked sausage sliced
  • ½ pound Andouille sausage sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning or to taste
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper may sub with black
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • ½ cup green onions garnish

Instructions
 

  • Follow the package directions, Soak the navy beans overnight in water, add the rinsed, drained, and sorted beans Navy Beans to the Dutch Oven, and pour chicken stock or water over the beans.
  • Add either a smoked ham bone or smoked ham hocks to season. Then add smoked sausage, andouille sausage, onion, celery, green pepper, garlic, low sodium Cajun seasoning, white pepper, and bay leaves to the pot. Cook until beans are tender, adding more water if needed.
  • Once beans are tender- about one hour+ (add more chicken stock or water to the Dutch Oven if needed to thin and the tomatoes with green chilis)
  • Cook another 15 or 20 minutes. Add kosher salt to taste. Only add salt to beans while cooking at the very end stage.
  • Serve with white rice and cornbread.

Notes

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. What is the Holy Trinity? The holy trinity is the Cajun and Louisiana Creole variant of mirepoix; traditional mirepoix is two parts onions, one part carrots, and one part celery, whereas the holy trinity is typically equal measures of one-part onions, one part green bell pepper, and one part celery.
  2. What are ham hocks? A ham hock, or pork knuckle, is the joint that attaches a pig's foot to its leg. While a ham hock is not considered an ankle, its location corresponds to a human ankle or lower calf region.
  3. What can I substitute for ham hocks if I cannot find them? If your local market does not have ham hocks, you can use pork shanks. And it should not change the flavor much.
  4. I cannot locate Andouille sausage. What can I substitute for it? If you don't have andouille sausage, your best substitute will be Polish Sausage: According to the late Chef Paul Prudhomme, the best and easiest to find an alternative. A little more cayenne pepper to the recipe to make up for the missing heat.
 
 
 
 
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 31gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 723mgPotassium: 1113mgFiber: 15gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Navy Beans, Northern Beans, Soup Beans, White Beans
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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary Slanker
    April 18, 2022 at 6:24 am

    Thank you for sharing the fantastic Cajun White Soup Beans post. I loved the recipe. I will be making this again!

  • Reply
    Silvia
    January 31, 2022 at 10:54 am

    I loved how comforting these Cajun White Soup Beans were. I’m a big fan of beans in any way possible and I think the cajun spices are spot on in this recipe. It was so good that is all I ate all weekend and I’m getting ready to get ingredients again and prepare it this coming week as well.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 25, 2022 at 2:24 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed it, Silvia

  • Reply
    Ramona
    January 30, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    I haven’t made this before today and can’t wait to make it again! It was super delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 25, 2022 at 2:25 pm

      Awesome to hear, Ramona!

  • Reply
    Aya
    January 30, 2022 at 10:59 am

    I followed the recipe but used smoked turkey instead, and it turned out amazing. So easy, flavorful, and the family loved it!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 25, 2022 at 2:25 pm

      Excellent choice, Aya! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Liz
    January 30, 2022 at 7:28 am

    I love Cajun cooking! It’s a nice change of pace from our usual meals! I have this Cajun White Soup Beans written down to make again this week!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 25, 2022 at 2:25 pm

      I’m glad you were able to change things up, Liz!

  • Reply
    Marie
    January 29, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    This Cajun White Soup Beansis incredibly hearty and comforting! It’s a meal in a bowl. Loved it with crusty bread. Grateful I still have leftovers!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 25, 2022 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Marie!

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