Friday, January 28, 2011
Homemade Chicken Bean Soup
4 Stalks Celery
Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Bay Leaves
1/2 Link of Smoked Sausage
1 Package Frozen Butter Beans or Kidney Beans
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Can Ranch Style Pinto Beans
Cover chicken with water. Cut celery stalks in half and cut onion in quarters and add to pot. Season with salt pepper, garlic and 2 small bay leaves. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 30minutes to 1 hour. Remove chicken from pot and let cool.
De-bone the chicken and cut into bite sized pieces. Remove celery and onions and chop into bite size pieces. Slice sausage into small slices. Add everything to broth. Add beans and tomatoes and bring soup to a simmer for 10 minutes.
Top with grated cheese and serve.