A delicious, hearty bean soup. Very meaty, with a zesty Louisiana spice to it. Serve with a crusty bread or a cheddar beer bread.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Boil sausage to remove excess fat, and cut into bite-size pieces.

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  • Skin ham hocks, and remove excess fat. In a large pot, brown sausage and ham hocks over medium heat. Drain off excess fat.

  • Add potatoes, celery, parsley, beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt, pepper, chili sauce, bay leaves, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce to the meat; add just enough water to cover. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer. Cover, and continue to cook for 2-3 hours.

  • Remove ham hocks and cut meat into bite-size pieces. Return meat to pot. Serve.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

826.4 calories; 47.1 g protein; 39.1 g carbohydrates; 158 mg cholesterol; 1600.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent! Will make it again. Only used 2 lg sausage links 2 c. ham 1 potato 1 celery stalk used 1 can of kidney beans pinto beans 8 oz. tom. sauce and 15 oz. stewed tom. Adjusted the rest of the seasonings to my taste and the water. Oh and threw in some cooked macaroni. It was a hit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2008
This was very tasty! I cooked it on the stove for about 30-45 minutes and then put it in the crockpot for a few hours the next day to finish cooking. Served it with cornbread crumbled in bottom of bowl. Great flavor! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent! Will make it again. Only used 2 lg sausage links 2 c. ham 1 potato 1 celery stalk used 1 can of kidney beans pinto beans 8 oz. tom. sauce and 15 oz. stewed tom. Adjusted the rest of the seasonings to my taste and the water. Oh and threw in some cooked macaroni. It was a hit. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent! Will make it again. Only used 2 lg sausage links 2 c. ham 1 potato 1 celery stalk used 1 can of kidney beans pinto beans 8 oz. tom. sauce and 15 oz. stewed tom. Adjusted the rest of the seasonings to my taste and the water. Oh and threw in some cooked macaroni. It was a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
First time I made this I followed the recipe exactly except I made it quicker by boiling the beans at lunch time letting them soak until I got home then combining the whole lot in the pressure cooker for about a 1/2 hour. It was PERFECT! Second time I made it I didn't have a ham bone just ham and I used a can of beans instead of dry... definitely not the same. Edible but no where near the original. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
This was a unique tasting soup. I added some fine egg noodles to it to absorb some of the liquid there was a lot of liquid. If I make this again I will use crushed tomatoes and less liquid (that was my fault). Thanks Jackie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is the best soup I have ever had. My husband and I are "hot heads" and enjoy anything with some spice. I have made this several times and there are always requests for more. Two Thumbs WAY up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2002
Good flavor. Next time I will leave out the sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
Fabulous way to use leftover ham from Christmas. I'm not sure what "ham hocks" are but I had spiral sliced ham leftovers that I cubed and added a beef summer sausage that I received as a gift from Hickory Farms instead of the Italian Sausage. This was SO easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2005
Very yummy and spicy! I used hot italian sausage. I accidentally picked up a package of pre-cooked sausage but it was fine. I just sliced it up. With the tomato base it reminded me of red beans and rice. My soup was watery as other readers so I added egg noodles at the end. I think if you cook with the lid off it would get thicker. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2008
This was very tasty! I cooked it on the stove for about 30-45 minutes and then put it in the crockpot for a few hours the next day to finish cooking. Served it with cornbread crumbled in bottom of bowl. Great flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2003
Very good. I made this to use up some leftover ham from Christmas dinner. Everyone loved it. We left out the potatoes and added only one can of beans. Very thick meaty and flavorful. Will definately make it again. Read More
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