Monday, March 2, 2009

Spicy Smoked Sausage Soup

1 (14 oz.) turkey smoked sausage, or kielbasa
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 stalks of celery, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (32 oz.) box of chicken broth
1 can (15.5 oz) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 oz.) stewed tomatoes, cut up
1 small zucchini, sliced
2 medium carrots, shredded
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a nonstick skillet, cook smoked sausage over medium heat until lightly browned.  
Add onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook approximately 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender; stirring constantly.

Transfer sausage and vegetable mixture to slow cooker. 

Add shredded carrots.

Add sliced zucchini.

Add rinsed and drained beans.

Add stewed tomatoes.

Finally, add chicken broth and stir until well combined.

Cover and cook on Low for 8-9 hours.


Heather said...

this looks and sounds really yummy!

Cathy said...

That sounds almost TOO good to be healthy...can't wait to try it out!

Rach said...

you add the broth the same time as the tomatoes?

Whit said...

I love your soup recipes! I am excited to try this one. Thanks MiMi!

Donna-FFW said...

OhMy! WHY havent I found you before?? Your blog looks awesome. Your recipes are so to my liking. I am Thrilled I stumbled upon you. I'll be back to look around more. This recipe is fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

I made this soup last night and we have finished the last bowl for lunch today it was so good. I will DEFINITELY be making this many more nights- it was a favorite!! Thankyou for your cooking wisdom :)