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Vermont Farmhouse Apple Sausage & Bean Soup

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$7.99

A mixture of colorful beans seasoned with a hint of curry makes this heartwarming meal. Add gourmet chicken sausage and a diced apple, and welcome friends to the farmhouse for a casual weekend. (This soup was formerly named Holiday Gathering Sausage and Bean Soup Mix.)

Nutrition: No added salt or artificial anything, Certified Gluten Free
Serves: 14

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Red bean, Navy Bean, Cranberry Bean, Split Pea, Carrot, Bell Pepper, Celery, Curry, Garlic and Basil

Nutrition: No added salt or artificial anything, Certified Gluten Free

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 oz. chicken apple sausage or other specialty sausage, cut up
  • 8 cups chicken broth (64 oz.)
  • 1-2 firm apples, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
  • 3 or 4 oz. fresh baby spinach (4 cups loosly packed)

Preparing the beans:

  • Pick through the beans. Remove discolored, shiveled beans and any foreign material. Rinse well.
  • Place beans in a bowl with 8 cups of water and soak for 4 hours at room temperature or overnight. For a quick soak, boil for 10 minutes and let stand for 2 hours
  • Drain beans and place in 4-quart pot with 8 cups fresh water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 1 ½ hours.
  • Remove from heat, drain and set aside until ready to use.

Preparing the soup:

  • In a 4-quart pot, sauté sausage pieces in oil over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in contents of soup mix vegetable packet.
  • Add drained, cooked beans, chicken broth and apple pieces to pot.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 1 hour.
  • Just before serving stir in fresh spinach, cook uncovered for 5 minutes, and serve.

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