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Slow Cooker Cajun Bean Soup (Dry Soup Mix Series)

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The Hurst Hambeens brand Cajun Bean Soup was one of my favorite recipes before I found 90/10 Nutrition.  But, unfortunately the seasoning packet they include with their Cajun 15 Bean Soup contains red tier ingredients, so I set my sights on a tier-friendly copycat.  I even found an uncured turkey kielbasa with no added sugar by Garrett Valley!  You have to try this Cajun Bean Soup Mix!

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Cajun Bean Soup Mix

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Cajun Bean Soup Mix

Slow Cooker Cajun Bean Soup (Dry Soup Mix Series)

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Recipe by:Heidi Boortz
Adapted From:hurstbeans.com
Adapted From Link:THEIR RECIPE

Ingredients

Ingredients

Instructions

    Bouillon
    1. Mix all bouillon ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve 1 tsp. Store remaining bouillon in airtight container and store in cool, dry place for use in other soup mixes (only the reserved tsp is needed for this recipe).
    Dry Soup Mix
    1. Add beans, dried minced onion, dried minced garlic, cajun seasoning, dried green bell peppers, dried celery to a small (1 pint) canning jar. Add 1 teaspoon homemade bouillon. Seal jar and keep in a cool dark place (such as a pantry) for up to 3 months.
    For Soup (Slow Cooker)
    1. Add contents of jar and 6 cups water to a slow cooker. Stir well. Cook on high 6 hours. Test beans for doneness. If done, slice sausage and add it along with the tomatoes to the slow cooker. Cook an additional 30-45 minutes.
    For Soup (Instant Pot)
    1. Add contents of jar and 6 cups water to Instant Pot. Stir well. Lock lid; set valve to sealing. Quick release, and test beans for doneness. If done, slice sausage and add it along with the tomatoes to the slow cooker. Cook an additional 30-45 minutes.
    Recipe Notes

    The homemade bouillon makes about 1 cup bouillon powder.  You will only need 1 teaspoon for this recipe, but I suggest making the whole recipe rather than try to divide everything to end up with just 1 teaspoon.  You can use it wherever bouillon is called for (1:1 for powder or 1 teaspoon for 1 cube) or wherever vegetable broth is called for (1 teaspoon bouillon powder plus 1 cup water will make 1 cup broth).

    We used Garrett Valley Uncured Turkey Kielbasa for this recipe, but any uncured sausage will do here.  For vegan or vegetarian (or for 100% green tier), we suggest Field Roast Italian Sausage instead of kielbasa.

    You can find dried minced onion and dried minced garlic in the regular spices section of most grocery stores. The freeze dried items can be found on Amazon (see below), other places on the net, or sometimes at camping stores.

    FREEZE DRIED FOOD ON AMAZON (THESE ARE AFFILIATE LINKS):

    Dried Celery:  CLICK HERE
    Dried Bell Peppers: CLICK HERE

    COMMENTS
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    1. Do you think you could use a dehydrator for the freeze dried stuff and it would work just as well?? Or should I purchase freeze dried food.

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