Slow Cooker Cajun 15 BEAN SOUP® is one of our most requested recipes. This recipe uses Andouille sausage for a little added kick, but you can substitute any kind of smoked sausage if you prefer a little less heat. Serve with long grain rice and/or corn bread.
1 package HamBeens® Cajun 15 BEAN SOUP
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
1 cup diced celery
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 lb. Andouille smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4” rounds
1 can stewed or diced tomatoes (we prefer Red Gold!)
4 cups chicken stock
4 cups water
No soak required! (If you do soak, reduce water by 1 cup for the recipe)
Rinse and sort through the beans, check for any unwanted debris and discard.
Add rinsed beans, onion, pepper, celery, garlic, chicken stock, water, and Hurst’s Cajun seasoning packet into a 4-6 quart slow cooker. (NO TOMATOES or SAUSAGE YET.)
Stir to combine. Set slow cooker on high and cook for 5-7 hours then check to make sure beans are tender. The soup can continue to simmer for several hours and will develop more flavor over time.
Check beans for doneness. If tender, add sausage and tomatoes.
Cook for at least an additional 30-45 minutes, keep warm until ready to serve.**
Serve with long grain rice or some fresh baked corn bread… enjoy!
This can stay warming in the slow cooker for several hours, it will continue to develop the flavors and thicken up as the beans begin to break down.
Try to avoid lifting the lid too much, it will just add to the cooking time!