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Crockpot Country Sausage and Bean Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 10


  • 2 cans about 14 oz each reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 cup dried black beans rinsed
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 links reduced-fat country pork sausage
  • 2 cups diced tomato
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • basil or cilantro for garnish


  • Combine broth, water, beans, onion, bay leaves, sugar, ground red pepper, salt and pepper in crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Coat skillet with cooking spray if necessary. Remove sausage from casings and cook until it begins to brown, stirring and breaking up large pieces.
  • Add sausage to bean mixture in slow cooker, along with remaining ingredients except basil or cilantro. Cover and cook on high for another 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro or basil.