"This Cajun Bean Turkey Soup recipe is the perfect way to enjoy leftover turkey. It’s a warm hearty meal-in-a-bowl and perfect for a chilly day!"
1 package HamBeens® Cajun 15 BEAN SOUP®
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 cup diced celery
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
2 cups diced leftover turkey
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
salt & pepper to taste
parsley for garnish (optional)
No soaking is required for this recipe. If you do soak your beans, reduce water by 1 cup and check for doneness at 4-6 hours.
Add ACIDIC INGREDIENTS (such as canned tomatoes or lemon juice) after the beans have softened. (These ingredients can sometimes interfere with the rehydration process).
SALT can also interfere with rehydration so it is best added after the beans have softened.
SMOKED TURKEY adds amazing flavor to this recipe.
Add TOMATOES WITH CHILIS for an extra kick if you like spice.
Any type of SMOKED SAUSAGE works well. Frying your sausage before adding to the soup adds great flavor.