Bean Soup With Sausage and More - Southwest Flavors - Nutritious
180 mins (prep 60, cooking 120)
26 ingredients
6 servings
This is Southwest comfort food from Arizona. I didn't know until I moved here how much better dried beans are than canned and how fast they are to soak following tip provided in the directions. I was also introduced to the wonderful flavors of fresh cilantro and Hatch chilies. Genuine Hatch chilies are from Hatch, New Mexico, and can be found fresh here only once a year, roasting in grocery store parking lots. Ohhh they smell so good! But you can get them canned in a lot of grocery stores and they still have that very unique, special flavor. You can substitute jalapeños if you can't find Hatch chilies. I put canned chicken broth in the recipe ingredients but usually use a cup of my own very rich homemade stock and add an extra cup of water. I err on the side of "not-too-hot" because I'm a wimp, but serve extra chilies on the side. The soup freezes very well, but eat the potatoes before freezing. Good with warm, buttered corn tortillas or corn bread. This is my own made-up recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as we and our guests do!

Categories:  north-american , comfort-food , taste~mood , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , low-carb , low-in... , one-dish-meal , oamc~freezer~make-ahead , time-to-make , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , southwestern-u.s. , main-dish , pork-sausage , beans , american , pork , meat , number-of-servings , inexpensive , healthy-2 ,
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Serving Size (325.93 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 64.45 Calories from Fat 49.14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.46g 50.42%
Saturated Fat 0.51g 15.29%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 1.2mg 2.4%
Sodium 455.88mg 113.97%
Total Carbohydrate 2.92g 5.84%
Dietary Fiber 0.46 g 11.04%
Sugars 1.12 g %
Protein 1.28g 15.41%
Vitamin A 76.49IU% Vitamin C 16.24mg%
Calcium 14.73mg% Iron 0.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried pinto beans, italian sausage, slices bacon, medium onion, medium carrots, celery ribs, red potatoes, fresh cilantro