White Bean and Sausage Soup
The first cold front has hit Arkansas. It's starting to be soup weather. How about a couple of new soup recipes this week?
1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 pound salt pork, chopped
4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
3 (16 ounce) cans white beans, drained
44 ounces chicken stock
1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes with green chilies, drained
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
IN a large Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium-high heat until browned; remove and drain. Add salt pork, and cook until brown; remove and drain. Add bacon, and cook until browned. Remove, and drain, reserving at least 3 tablespoons of drippings in the pan.
Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 8 minutes. Add beans, stock, tomatoes with green chilies, reserved sausage. salt pork and bacon. and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Serve warm.
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