Italian Sausage and
Spicy Black Bean Soup
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and pepper
8 links Premio Hot or Sweet Italian Sausage, cooked according to package
directions, cut lengthwise and sliced
6-8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1. In a large saucepan or soup pot, combine olive oil, onion, garlic, bell pepper
and cumin. Cook over low heat until soft. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Increase heat to medium and add sausage, stirring to combine well. Cook
for 5-8 minutes, or until it begins to stick to the pan.
3. Add chicken broth and beans. Bring to a simmer, stirring to prevent
sticking. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes, adding water or broth if
needed. Check seasoning and partially mash beans with a potato masher to
thicken the soup. Makes 8-10 servings.
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