Saturday, November 1, 2008

Soup-er Saturday

I love blustery, rainy days, so today has been a great day for me. Dave's on the mend (he had an emergency appendectomy on Wed. night), and my youngest is snuggled in my bed with a fever and the stomach flu, so we're taking it easy around here.

Today was the perfect day to make a big pot of soup. In 15 minutes, I whipped up one of our favorites. I thought you might want the recipe; it's fast, simple, and tasty. I always double the recipe and serve it with warm sourdough bread - Yum!

Just a side note, my oldest daughter just came out of her room and asked what smelled so good. I told her I had made Sausage Bean Soup (as we call it), and she said, "You are most wonderful, mother. I'm so happy!" Really. She said that; I'm not making it up! :-) See, I told you it's one of our family's favorites.

Quick and Tasty Bean Soup

In a large saucepan or dutch oven:
3/4 lb. bulk sausage

1/2 C. chopped onion
2 cloves garlic - minced
1 Tbsp. fresh basil (1 tsp. dried)

Brown and drain the above.


1 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 14.5 oz can beef broth (low sodium)
1 15 oz can black beans, drained

1 15 oz can pinto, butter, or small white beans, drained

Stir. Cover. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes.

Serve and top with fresly grated parmesan cheese.

If you decide to try this recipe, be sure to let me know what you thought of it. Stay warm and dry.


Anonymous said...


I thought I would let you know that I stop by and check out your blog occasionally and always feel very inspired by your words. When I saw your soup recipe it sounded so good so I decided to make it this weekend and my family LOVED it! Thanks so much for sharing! We now have a new favorite winter dinner!

:) Sarah Hayes

Gena Larson said...

I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit; you are always welcome here.