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Chicken Apple Sausage 13 Bean Soup


  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x

Description

This bean soup is a savory mixture of healthy high-fiber beans, protein filled chicken, and vitamin rich baby spinach. This recipe is where delicious and healthy come together for a win-win meal!


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Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 8 ounces cooked chicken apple sausage, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 46 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme roughly chopped or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 ounces (1 1/4 cups) dried 15-bean or 13-bean soup mix (just beans, discard any flavoring packets)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sliced sausage and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until most pieces become spotty brown. Place the sliced sausage into a slow cooker.
  2. Return the pan to the burner and heat 2 more teaspoons of oil. Place minced onion in skillet and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Cook and scrape up any brown bits on the bottom until onion becomes translucent and begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Add in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for just 30 seconds. Pour 1/2 cup water into the skillet and scrape up all the brown bits off the bottom. Pour the liquid-onion mixture into the slow cooker over the sausage.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth, the remainder of the water, beans, bay leaves, thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Give it a gentle stir and cover. Cook on low 8-10 hours.
  4. Remove the bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the fresh spinach, and let the soup sit for about 5 minutes, then serve.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Amercian

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