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Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup

 

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This is the time of year where there is nothing I crave more than a steaming bowl of hearty soup!  But as much I crave comfort food, I don’t always have a lot of time to prepare it, which is exactly why it is SO important to have a good selection of quick & easy slow cooker soup recipes up my sleeve–just like today’s Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup.

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With just a few budget-friendly easy ingredients, it comes together in minutes, then freezes beautifully until you’re ready to throw it in the crockpot, no pre-soaking, or thawing required.  It couldn’t be any easier, and the New-Orleans inspired flavor was one of my family’s favorite recipes to-date.

Served with a side of rice or corn bread and your Mardi Gras menu is complete! Also, be sure to use the Ham-Beens brand beans, as they include a flavor packet that helps season your beans.  They can be found at most major grocery stores!

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

Here is what you need:

1 Package HamBeen® Cajun 15 Bean Soup
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Sweet Onion
1 Bunch Celery
1 teaspoon minced garlic
8 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup water
1 lb smoked sausage (optional; for cooking day only)
1 can diced tomatoes (optional; for cooking day only)
 

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

Step 1: Rinse and sort beans; check for unwanted debris & discard.

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

Step 2: Chop onion, green peppers, , and celery.

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

Step 3: In large bowl, mix together rinsed beans, green pepper, onion, garlic, celery, stock, water, and seasoning packet.  Note:  Do NOT add tomatoes at this time, as the acid in the tomatoes will prevent the beans from softening.

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

Step 4: Divide mixture into 2 1 gallon freezer bags (be sure to label bags first.)

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

Step 5: On cooking day, place frozen soup directly into slow cooker. Set to high and cook for 5-6 hours.

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Step 6:If desired, add tomatoes and sausage to soup, then cook for approximately 30-60 minutes more. Serve with a side of rice or cornbread.

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

 

 

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

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This post was underwritten by Hurst Beans. All opinions are mine. Established in 1938, the N.K. Hurst Co. is a 4th generation family business based in Indianapolis, IN. Hurst’s HamBeens® are the nations #1 selling dry bean brand and can be found in grocery stores nationwide. For more info, please visit www.hurstbeans.com.

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup | Freezer Crockpot Recipe | Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage Bean Soup | Slow Cooker Cajun | Freezer Meals | Crockpot Soup Recipe

7 Comments

  1. Kendall
    February 23 at 10:21PM

    You say to divide the mixture into 2 1Gallon bags…is that for two seperate meals or are you just freezing it into two smaller blocks so they will fit in the crock pot?
    Thanks, can’t wait to try it!

  2. Terry
    November 27 at 05:37PM

    What kind of seasoning packet did you use, cannot tell from the picture?

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