20 Reviews

I'm giving this a four even though I hated it. My husband loved it, so I can't just throw his opinion out the window! I think I didn't like the sausage. Easy enough to make, though.

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mMadness97 October 26, 2011

I was hesitant to rate this soup because I made so many changes, but the output (served with toasted mozzarella cheese sandwiches) was outstanding and it was so easy. I used a 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes, added italian seasoning, 2 cups of vegetable broth and no sausage (we are vegetarians). Instead of the suggested beans I used garbanzos and pinto beans (my favorites). Also I added some carrots and bell peppers for some vitamins A and C (and because we had leftovers). I really liked the suggestion of mozzarella sandwiches with this soup! Will be making this again for an easy dinner.

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Kumquat the Cat's friend November 12, 2010

So easy and so tasty! I used Hot sausage and added a little extra red pepper flakes for some heat. I also added a couple more cloves of garlic. I only had regular diced tomatoes, so I added italian seasoning. I used 3 cups beef stock and 1 cup water. I made some french loaf with it, the bread was perfect to dip in the yummy broth. This recipes is definitely a keeper.

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Vicky D April 25, 2010

This is a great and easy recipe. I have many this many times since I seem to always have the ingredients on hand. The only 2 changes I made is to use beef broth in place of the water and add some Italian seasoning to taste. Thanks for posting.

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Porfavorcorona January 03, 2010

This turned out really well. I didn't read the ingredients terribly well, so I didn't have Italian or Mexican tomatoes. I used plain tomatoes and added an unmeasured amount of Italian seasoning. I also used 16 oz of beef broth and 14 oz of water. This was so fast to put together and tasted good. I would probably make this again.

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evewitch December 20, 2009

One pot cooking at its finest! I used hot Italian sausage and it made the recipe spiiiiicy! No need for add any other seasoning, here, but I did use 2 cans of beef broth and no water. So good and so filling. I made a double batch so I could freeze some for later. Thanks for posting!

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Annie Dangerous June 17, 2008

We enjoyed this soup very much! After tasting the original recipe made as directed, I felt the need for added flavor, so I added 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 2 TBSP freshly chopped basil, 1 additional can of black beans and salt and freshly ground black pepper to my taste, and allowed to simmer 15 minutes (uncovered). When I make this again, I will eliminate the water and replace with all beef broth. Thank you for sharing this recipe, ratherbebaking!

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Bev March 04, 2008

This was great, even though I had to use kielbasa (I didn't have Italian sausage). I added a bunch of seasonings, which I think are really needed to perk the soup up: black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, celery salt and a 21 seasoning blend from Trader Joe's (which is a great blend--buy it if you see it!). I also upped the garlic to 3 huge teaspoons, chopped.

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juniperwoman October 08, 2007

Delicious and easy. I love all the flavors of this soup. Rather than a sandwich I opted for garlic bread and some iced tea. Thanks for a delicious dinner.

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Amber of AZ July 29, 2007
Italian Bean Soup