sausage and white bean stew

Fall is here! That means SOUP. I love, love, love soup. I even find myself making it a few times over the summer. I'm always looking for new recipes. They are inexpensive and can help you use up extra stuff in your pantry and fridge. 

We tried this soup yesterday and it was really yummy. Hearty and warm. 

Sausage and White Bean Stew


2 T. olive oil
1 lb. Italian sausage, casings removed
1 T. tomato paste
1/2 t. cumin
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
28+ ounces vegetable stock
2 cans of white beans
2 thyme sprigs
1 rosemary sprig
1 bay leaf
2 t. balsamic vinegar
s&p, to taste 


Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, cook through. When cooked, remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate. Set aside. Put tomato paste, cumin, carrots, celery, onion and garlic into the pot. Let cook 5-7 minutes, until veggies start to soften. Add vegetable stock, beans, thyme, rosemary and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer 30-60 minutes. Before eating, add the balsamic vinegar and s&p to your liking.

What is your favorite type of soup? I'd love to hear! 


Sylvia said...

I totally agree with you that fall means soup! I always want to have Japanese ramen noodle soup. I will try to take some pictures to show you. Happy Autumn!!

SydneyMin said...

That one looks yummy! We love soup and have already made one winner this week! Thanks for the recipe :)