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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Dry Soup Mix
- 1 1/2 cups dried 15 bean soup mix or about 1/2 package of Hurst Hambeens package
- 1 Tbsp dried minced onion
- 1 tsp dried minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning such as McCormick Just a Pinch
- 2 Tbsp freeze dried green bell pepper see notes
- 2 Tbsp freeze dried celery see notes
- 1 lb kielbasa no sugar listed in ingredients, see notes
- 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes
Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Powder
- 4 Tbsp celery salt
- 4 Tbsp dried parsley
- 2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp onion powder
- 2 Tbsp salt
- 2 Tbsp ground savory
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 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
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
Dried Bell Peppers: CLICK HERE
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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.
Hi Denise! I talked to Heidi and neither of us have used a dehydrator so we’re not 100% sure. I did some reading though, and it seems like it should work fine based on the differences between freeze drying and dehydrating talked about in this article: https://www.thereadystore.com/food-storage/8376/dehydrated-vs-freeze-dried-food/