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A white bowl of Black Bean with Andouille Sausage Soup

Black Bean with Andouille Sausage Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Soup
Keyword: Black Bean and Sausage
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 311kcal
Black Bean with Andouille Sausage Soup is about as comforting as they come. You'll need to start this the day before serving...it's not difficult, but so worth the time. Pure comfort.
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  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 4 strips thick slab bacon chopped
  • 2 medium yellow onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and diced
  • 11 cups water
  • 1 large ham hock
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 lb Andouille sausage cooked (or smoked), and cut into 1/4" medallions.
  • Chicken stock as needed for thinning
  • Red onion chopped (for garnish)
  • Creme friache or sour cream (for garnish)
  • Peppers sliced (for garnish)
  • Steamed white rice


  • Soak beans in pot overnight, then discard any beans that are floating on top of water.
  • In a large pot (Dutch oven works well), cook bacon over medium heat until crisp...use a slotted spoon to place on paper towel-lined plate. Leave the bacon fat in the pot.
  • Cook the onion, garlic and jalapeno in the bacon grease until translucent, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain the black beans and then add to the cooked veggies.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the water, ham hocks, salt and lemon juice.
  • Simmer for 2 & 1/2 hours until thickened. (Add stock if becomes too thick).
  • Sear the sausage in a separate skillet over medium high heat.
  • Remove the ham hocks from the soup, and then add the cooked bacon and sausage.
  • Add more chicken stock to reach the consistency of your liking.
  • Adjust seasonings, as necessary.
  • Serve with creme friache, onions, peppers and steamed rice.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 887mg | Potassium: 818mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg