It's been snowing all day and now the wind is really starting to pick up. Darn glad we're inside where it is warm, sort of! But, to help take the chill off of these old bones I decided to bake some bread. Somehow that led to a kettle of soup...gotta have something to dunk those wonderful bread heels in. Ha Ha! So I thought I would share our recipe for one of our favorite "warmer uppers!"
Cowboy Beans'n Sausage Soup
2 lbs. dried beans (we used pinto and white beans!)
3 qts. water
1 lb. smoked sausage, cubed small
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup green pepper, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
2 Tbsp. Herb'n Cowboy
1 tsp. each of beef and chicken bouillon
Soak beans overnight; drain and rinse. In a 6 qt. pot bring water and beans to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour. Stir occasionally. Brown sausage in a skillet for 5 minutes, then add next four ingredients and saute' three minutes more. Once the beans have cooked an hour add mixture and bouillon to beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (uncovered) for an additional hour or until beans are tender and soup has thickened...stir occasionally. Salt to taste.