Wednesday, October 19, 2011

BeAwesome Bean Medley - Recipe

Howdy, Howdy!
Loni here, to share one of my latest kitchen concoctions with you.
And Seriously Folks, if I don't say so myself...
I have genuinely been kickin' some mighty fine
derrieres in the soup department lately.

Meet my latest creation
and this week's top contender... thus far:

I love soup in the fall.
And this one is absolutely off the charts...
Beyond Awesome Good!

BeAwesome Bean Medley


1 package Kielbasa (de-skinned and cubed)
1 small diced Onion
1 Minced Garlic Clove
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 can Pinto Beans
1 can Great Northern Beans
1 can Black Beans
1 can Black Eyed Peas
1 can Italian Stewed Tomatoes
1 can Corn
1 can Chicken Broth
1/2 cup Wild Rice
2-4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce (to taste)
White Pepper, Black Pepper and Sea Salt to taste.

Preparation Instructions:

De-skin and cube sausage. Brown in a pan along with onion, oil and garlic - season to taste. Remove from heat.

In the crockpot add entire contents of all canned items (including all liquids, do not drain) : beans, tomatoes, corn and chicken broth. Stir in the cooked sausage and onion mixture. Followed by your wild rice, Worcestershire and spices. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 7-8 hours.

Of course I came up with this on the fly and you could just as easily prepare it on the stove top. A recipe like this is very forgiving, so don't be afraid to use what you have on hand. The real secret here is the White Pepper and the Worcestershire Sauce - don't be stingy, the flavor they add is totally BeAwesome!

Enjoy :)