Black Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

I can easily make this after work, even if I have to prep everything from scratch. The original recipe was adapted from a Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. It called for 1 lb of dried black beans but for us, canned works best on a weeknight. I've used either 2 or 3 cans of beans, it depends on how thick you like your bean soup. I think the coriander and sherry are the key to it's taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven or 6qt stockpot saute onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic in olive oil until tender; add beans, tomatoes, chicken stock, coriander, red pepper flakes and salt (if needed); Bring to boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime (optional) cook sausage in a nonstick pan and drain; set aside (we like the flavor a little better that way).
  3. Add sausage& dry sherry; stir 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Serve soup with sour cream, and shredded cheddar if desired; and a nice crusty bread.


Most Helpful

Almost doubled the sausage, and omitted the celery. This did make for an after school warmer upper in the winter. Spices were excellent, and was great, as I simmered it while I was out, and ready when we got home. Very flavorful indeed. Made for the Best of 2013 Tag.

weekend cooker February 17, 2014

Excellent soup, used half kielbasa and half smoked Italian sausage. We had a sample of the soup the first night, and enjoyed more depth two nights later. This was so easy that I will look for heartier sausages (maybe make and smoke my own Chaurice or Andouille sausage) to further enhance the flavor). By the way, I pureed a third can of black beans in the chicken broth in my Vitamix to thicken the soup. Made for Best of 2012 tag game.

KateL March 14, 2013

~TigerJo~ this was very good. I hate bell peppers, so I threw in a can of green chiles as a substitution. I used the 2 cans of black beans, Progresso Brand that a 19 ounce can. I also used the fire roasted tomatoes. Great and easy, what more could anyone ask for. Great supper with crusty bread and a green salad.

mandabears October 14, 2012

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