Wednesday, October 24, 2007

15-Bean Soup with Chicken and Turkey Kielbasa Sausages


With the cold wind knocking on my door and windows, it's the time of year for hot delicious soups for the family. And there's no easier way than making bean soup. And the house smells so good and homey when the soup is cooking. I was inspired by Kalyn's post on bean soup, and when I was at the grocery store, I chanced upon this 15-bean packet for chicken, and decided to try it. The beans came with a packet of seasonings that made this soup so convenient. With the help of a pressure cooker, these came out in 1 hour and lunch was ready.

Rinse and soak the 15 variety beans overnight for minimum of 8 hours. Drain the water and place beans in pressure cooker with 2 quarts (8 cups) water, 2 skinless chicken breasts, sliced turkey kielbasa sausage, 1/2 c chopped onions, 1 c carrots, 1 clove minced garlic, 1/2 c chopped celery, and 1/2 c chopped bell peppers.

Cook in the pressure cooker for 45 mins to 1 hour. After an hour, allow the steam to escape the pressure cooker completely, and you're comforted with a bowl of chicken, kielbasa bean soup.

12 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Never had this before but it sures look like a comfort food for winter days, not to say healthy too.

daphne said...

that looks comforting! yum..... thinking of this with warm fresh bread.....

Big Boys Oven said...

That soup of yours look so wicked. Why? Only can see but cannot even taste. Got some more so many bean and so meaty, oh gosh......my saliva is running out from my mouth... if not wicked, what is it then?

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
It is healthy and filling. :)

Hi Daphne,
Yes, fresh warm bread with this is yummy. :)

Hi Big Boys Oven,
Wicked indeed! LOL!

singairishgirl said...

Wow, that's handy. It literally sells in a 15-bean bag. Haha.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Singairishgirl,
Haha! Yes, I finally managed to upload the picture of that bag of beans, and it's very handy indeed. ;)

Cynthia said...

All those beans have made that soup so creamy.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cynthia,
It sure did! And I got the kids to eat beans which was a wonderful thing. :)

Cris said...

Oh my, I didn't even know there were so many varieties, this soap sounds soo good, love bean soup!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cris,
Yes, I was intrigued with it too, and it came out creamy and tasty! :)

Southern Fried said...

Chicken? I would have never thought of that in 15 Bean soup. I've always used ham or some sort of Meaty bone. I sure will try this tonight and tell you how it went. :-) Yummmm!
Thank you for the tip! :-)

EatMoreBeans said...

Definitely like the 15 Bean Soup, though i have yet to try the chicken version. Chicken sausage much leaner. good idea.

I think the Hurst Bean lentil soup mixes are the hidden treasure. Confetti mix is my fav.