My Canadian Friend's Bean Soup Recipe -
My Canadian Friend's Bean Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

My Canadian Friend's Bean Soup

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"I have yet to meet a child or adult who doesn't lick their bowl after eating this. A delicious tomato based turkey sausage and bean soup. Very simple and can be ready to eat in minutes or cook for hours. Make a double or triple batch and freeze your leftovers. Serve with a fresh salad and buns for a perfect Sunday lunch or savory dinner."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Add the sausage, breaking into small pieces. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes, or until browned.
  2. Stir in the beans, tomatoes with their juice and chicken broth. Season with rosemary and black pepper. Bring to a simmer, and cook for at least 10 minutes. Serve right away, or let it simmer for a while, stirring occasionally, until you are ready to eat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 20, 2009

Holy smokes! Talk about a taste explosion. This was an incredible party in my mouth. I was wary of trying it cause I always go for the ultra highly rated and tested recipes from this site (its just meal security) but I went out on a limb for this one and was sensationally pleased. Trust me. I know what Im talking about. You HAVE to make this soup. Update: I just wanted to say that I use the great big can of broth or even the box rather than the 14oz can the recipe calls for. Also, I use a turkey kielbasa or turkey smoked sausage in a package (by the bacon)rather than buying a pound fresh sausage in the meat section. I slice it thin and prefer it in taste. I make this soup at least every other week as my family just LOVES it and it is so quick and easy!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 27, 2010

this soup is sooo easy and tasty , you have to try it ...if you are reading this then you are interested and won't be disapointed. i have made this a number of times now and like other reviews i added some extra stock and simmer it a bit longer if i am not in a hurry otherwise i make it like the recipe states. also i have used different beans like romano , or red and white kidney and it still tastes great. i also have used regular and spicy italian sausage...doesn't have to be turkey...oh man i am hungry now, guess what i am gonna make tonight for dinner?

Feb 28, 2006

WOW!!!!!!!! This was SO, so good. I used turkey sausage that was flavored with sun dried tomatoes and I think it really made it even better. Chopped up the onion and garlic in my food processor, threw it all in with the tomatoes, etc., and let it simmer for an hour and a half. It was simply amazing! NO salt needed, the sausage and tomatoes give it plenty. Easy, healthy, freezes well....what more could you want?? THANKS for a great recipe!

Jan 14, 2007

This soup is SOOO flavorful and took no time at all to make! I did add extra chicken broth and a little extra tomato, but WOW! Thanks for a great recipe that I will definitely make again!

Dec 08, 2007

Yes, this soup is quite delicious -- but the best thing about this recipe is how easy it is to throw together. Super easy, that is. And it tastes and looks like it's spent a good day simmering on the stove top. Changes: I doubled the chicken stock to maintain its soupy consistency -- otherwise it thickens up to a stew over time. This was one of the soups we presented during our annual soup extravaganza and it received many kudos. We have made it several times and will continue to make it.

Dec 10, 2006

Excellent! I wasn't sure about the ingredients, but followed the recipe to a t and the taste is great! The flavors really come out in your mouth. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 01, 2012

I was short a can of beans, but I don't think it was missing anything

Apr 19, 2011

I love this simple easy soup. It taste wonderful, I like to dip bread in it. Very good for cold days.


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  • Calories
  • 457 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 12.3 g
  • 49%
  • Protein
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1162 mg
  • 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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