A winter favorite in our home, this hearty soup will warm you up on the coldest winter day. Serve with warm cornbread for a filling dinner.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir the sausage, onion, and bell pepper in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.

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  • Stir the tomato soup, water, pork and beans, barbeque sauce, and garbanzo beans into the sausage mixture; reduce heat to low and simmer another 15 minutes. Add the instant rice and continue cooking until the rice is tender, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

648 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 78.7g; fat 25.4g; cholesterol 55mg; sodium 2186.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
I give this 5 stars for being easy and satisfying! I used chorizo instead of the Italian sausage because we love any excuse to use chorizo but I'm sure the mild anise in the Italian would be great too. Thanks Kelley! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2015
This was a very hearty meal and filled our tummies. It was not great but not bad either (thus my 3 star rating). It did help me clean out the pantry of a few canned items that needed to be used up so that is a plus. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
I give this 5 stars for being easy and satisfying! I used chorizo instead of the Italian sausage because we love any excuse to use chorizo but I'm sure the mild anise in the Italian would be great too. Thanks Kelley! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
Delicious! My husband really enjoyed it too and says it's a 'keeper' so will make it again soon! I used HOT Italian TURKEY sausage to add some spice and to shave off a few calories and next time will throw in leftover brown rice to bump up the nutrition. I also had made-from-scratch garbanzo beans on hand which have a nuttier flavor and are not as soggy (overcooked) as the canned variety. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2015
This was a very hearty meal and filled our tummies. It was not great but not bad either (thus my 3 star rating). It did help me clean out the pantry of a few canned items that needed to be used up so that is a plus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
My daughter is an avid hunter and I have tons of deer sausage in my freezer hot and mild that need to be eaten. (For the record venison is NOT one of my favorites!) I was looking for a recipe for the purpose of using up some of the HOT sausage when I came across this one. I changed it quite a bit but it's still very similar and indeed excellent - I had two servings myself and so did my husband! I used about a pound and a half of "hot" (spicy) deer sausage the onion green pepper tomato soup and water but to please my picky husband I left out the garbanzo beans and the rice. Instead I used a regular size can of plain baked beans and a 22 oz. can of Bush's Grillin' Beans - Smokehouse Tradition. I also added about a half cup of ketchup since I have tons of bottles I'm trying to get rid of and also to hopefully cool the spicky sausage down a bit. I did not need to add any barbecue saucee because the Grillin' beans had a Sweet & Smoky sauce already. The results were excellent (and spicy but not too much so). I found a way to use up some of this deer meat I have. Thank you very much! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2011
I found the BBQ sauce gave the soup a strange flavor. I might give it another try with a different BBQ sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2012
love it! added frozen corn Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2013
This recipe is quick and easy to make. I doubled it for my large family. I skipped the barbeque sauce and added a large clove of garlic some chili powder oregano and a little hot pepper flakes. Delish! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2020
Oh boy, hubby did not like this dish too much. I love garbanzo beans but did not feel they worked well in this dish. Did not care much for the flavor combination. Have a feeling leftovers are going to go to waste. Read More