"I love Cajun country and their food. This is a quick and easy weeknight meal. Serve with fresh baked cornbread for a down home treat."
celery rib, chopped
green pepper, chopped
garlic cloves, minced
tasso ham, diced
( If this is not available diced ham pieces can be used.)
smoked sausage, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans
dried onion, minced
jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans
Tabasco sauce, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
green onion, sliced
Heat a heavy dutch oven over medium high heat. When hot add in the diced bacon and render out the fat. Add in the carrot, celery, green pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently until vegetables are wilted and crisp tender. Add the ham and smoked sausage. Cook until the meat begins to brown.
Drain and rinse the beans. Stir in the beans, chicken stock, dried onion, jalapeno, tomatoes and Cajun seasoning. Stir to combine. Add a few shakes of Tabasco sauce to taste. If desired, season with salt and pepper. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
In another pot cook the brown rice as per package instructions. Place a serving of rice in a bowl, spoon soup over and garnish with sliced green onions.
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Quick and Spicy White Bean Soup Cajun Style (cont.)