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Italian Sausage & Black Bean Soup

Published : 02/14/2009 20:07:33
Categories : Soup

Italian Sausage & Black Bean Soup

Yes, we think the Italians know romance, so on this Valentine's Day we're offering a great "stay-in and cook" Italian sausage soup recipe to make for your sweetie tonight. Also, if you sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletters, you'll find you can benefit from promotions usually featuring a seasonal product... and for the month of Feburary we thought it was appropriate to feature the romantic foods of Italy. More Italian recipes to come this month. Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 large rib celery, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons Antonio’s Italian Spice Blend
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt to taste

Directions: In a 6 quart soup pot, add Italian sausage and cook for two minutes, breaking up sausage into small pieces. Add onions, carrot, celery, bay leaves and garlic, cook until tender. Add 5 cups water, Antonio’s Italian Spice Blend, pepper and black beans, stir. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower heat, cover pot, simmer for 30 minutes, salt to taste. Olde Bill’s Comments: Mash a few beans with the back of a spoon to thicken sauce if desired.

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