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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!

Assemble the ingredients for this Cajun bean soup: Tomatoes, peppers, onions, celery, sausage and of course the HamBeens 15 Bean Soup.

Here is what you need:

1 Package HamBeens® 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)
 

Rinse and sort the beans before you begin. Look for any debris before cooking.

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

Chop a white onion into finely diced pieces.

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

Combine the beans, peppers, onion, celery and seasonings in a bowl.

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.

Use a ladle to spoon the Cajun bean soup into pre-labeled freezer bags.

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

This Cajun bean soup heats up in the crock pot for a hearty, flavorful meal your kids will love!

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

Add the tomatoes and sausage to the crock pot on cooking day.

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.

Cajun bean is a delicious a flavorful cup of soup for lunch or dinner.

 

Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup

This hearty soup is full of a ton of flavor and would be perfect for your game day menu!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy Cajun Bean Soup
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 7 minutes
Servings 10 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Package HamBeens® 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

Instructions

  1. Rinse and sort beans; check for unwanted debris & discard.
  2. Chop green peppers, onion, and celery.
  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.
  4. Divide mixture into 2 1 gallon freezer bags (be sure to label bags first.)
  5. On cooking day, place frozen soup directly into slow cooker. Set to high and cook for 5-6 hours.
  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: A delicious freezer-to-crock pot 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.

This recipe uses Hurst's HamBeens Brand beans.

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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