Bean Soup With Sausage and More - Southwest Flavors - Nutritious Recipe

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  1. Quick soak method for beans: Check beans for debris and rinse. Place beans in large pot and add enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to boil. Boil for 2 minutes; remove from heat and allow to rest, covered, for 1 hour.
  2. While the beans are soaking, cook the sausage and bacon in oil. Remove from pan and saute onion in drippings until medium brown. Drain well.
  3. Drain beans, rinse and put into sausage pot. Add stock and water, salt, pepper, garlic.
  4. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Cook for total of 1-3/4 to 2 hours, partially covered.
  5. Take a break. This is a very forgiving recipe!
  6. For the chilies, crank them up or down to your taste. I prefer to make the soup very slightly spicy hot and serve more chilies on the side for guests to garnish to taste.
  7. Add drained onions and remaining veggie ingredients as you peel, chop and dice. Cut sausage into 1/2 slices and coarsely crumble bacon. Add sometime along the way. Add the potatoes and cilantro last.
  8. Taste, especially for salt.
  9. If you want the broth thinner, add a little stock. Or if you want to thicken it, mash some of the beans.
  10. Serve with cheese, hot chilies and cilantro as garnishes. You might want to bring out the saltshaker for those who like a lot of salt. Good with cornbread or warm buttered tortillas.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 535.62 Kcal (2243 kJ)
Calories from fat 310.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.49g 53%
Cholesterol 58.74mg 20%
Sodium 1515.33mg 63%
Potassium 981.97mg 21%
Total Carbs 35.99g 12%
Sugars 7.11g 28%
Dietary Fiber 9.06g 36%
Protein 20.69g 41%
Vitamin C 34.1mg 57%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 30%
Iron 11.9mg 66%
Calcium 155.7mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 66.7 Kcal (279 kJ)
Calories from fat 38.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.29g 53%
Cholesterol 7.31mg 20%
Sodium 188.69mg 63%
Potassium 122.28mg 21%
Total Carbs 4.48g 12%
Sugars 0.89g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1.13g 36%
Protein 2.58g 41%
Vitamin C 4.2mg 57%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 30%
Iron 1.5mg 66%
Calcium 19.4mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.8
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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