This is a very hearty, spicy soup. Makes for a filling first-course serving.

Holly

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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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  • In a large pot over high heat, heat the oil. Add the bacon and saute for 2 minutes. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaves, sausage and ham hock and saute for 2 more minutes.

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  • Add the beans and saute for 2 more minutes. Stir in the Cajun-style seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  • Add the salt, cover the pot and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the pot to sit, covered, for about 20 minutes. Discard the ham hock.

  • Ladle soup into individual bowls. Top each serving with 1/4 cup rice and 1 tablespoon green onion.

Nutrition Facts

671 calories; protein 31.9g; carbohydrates 54.9g; fat 36g; cholesterol 67.5mg; sodium 1240.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
I live in South Mississppi and my family LOVES this recipe! I leave out bacon and ham hock I mix Anduoille sausage and smokey hollow cajun sausage. Also I use 4 cans Van Camps New Orleans style Canned red beans instead of dried kidney beans....Also cut the chicen broth in half we like it thick! Huge winner in our house! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2005
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92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
I live in South Mississppi and my family LOVES this recipe! I leave out bacon and ham hock I mix Anduoille sausage and smokey hollow cajun sausage. Also I use 4 cans Van Camps New Orleans style Canned red beans instead of dried kidney beans....Also cut the chicen broth in half we like it thick! Huge winner in our house! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2004
This was SOOOO yummy!! I made it last night and it was DELICIOUS. Changes I made: I used polish kielbasa as andouille sausage is hard to find. I put in the whole package as I wasn't about to leave half a package in the fridge. I left out the bacon as it really doesn't need it and it's too fattening. I left out the ham hock as the store only had them in packs of three and I wouldn't use the others. I'd imagine that they'd give the dish even MORE flavor though... I added three cans (about 6 cups) of broth as 8 cups seemed like a lot to me and I wanted it to be thicker. I topped it with the rice sliced green onions a small dollup of fat free sour cream and some shredded colby jack cheese. Serve it with cornbread and you have a heartwarming dish on a cold day! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Absoultely delicious...just add cornbread and it's a full meal. We had a group of people over and everyone loved it. It was easy to make just timely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
This was delicious. The entire house was filled with the great smell of cajun cooking while I was preparing this! I added an extra cup of stock halfway through cooking some cayenne pepper and extra seasonings but otherwise stuck to the recipe as written. Right down to the smoked ham hock. We really enjoyed this. If you're on a low-carb diet just skip the rice and this will be the perfect dish for you. Thanks Holly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Didn't rate kid friendly because none tried it. Gave it to everyone in the office and they all wanted the recipe. Great dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
This was a very good soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
This was very tasty and a real hit in our house. Even the grandkids loved it! I definitely will add this to our regular dinner menu. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
This soup was kicking! I had a party of 12 people & everyone said it was great. The flavors blended nicely. I added some chunked leftover ham & served with white rice. 5 stars all the way! Used smoked sausage & red beans instead of kidney. I did pick out the fat pieces from the bacon as it floated to the top but well worth the effort. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Very good. I've made this twice for my husband's "Cajun" day at work and it received high marks both times. In fact his coworker (who lived in Louisiana for man years) thinks this is very good! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2005
Jocko Read More
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