Soup

Navy Bean & Sausage Soup

We have always felt that soup is a very underrated meal that is actually not hard to make

Not only does it fit the bill as a comfort food,  it’s easier than you might think to develop a lot of flavor with just a few ingredients making this not only a delicious meal but one that’s not too bad on your budget

Another thing that makes soup a good choice is the Instant Pot

Using the pressure cooking and saute function makes soup a cinch


We are starting with 1 pound of dried navy beans

I like to give them a rinse in a strainer and pick through to make sure there is no grit or anything other than beans

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Add the beans to the Instant Pot

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Add water to the pot until it is around 2 inches above the beans

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Using the saute function bring the beans to a rapid boil

Remove the insert with the beans and set aside

Allow the beans to soak in the water for 30 minutes

This can be done ahead of time

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While the beans are taking a nice relaxing and warm bath, let’s work on the sausage

We are using 10 hot Italian turkey sausage links but you can use whatever sausage you enjoy

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We are going to grill these but they can also be baked or pan fried as well

Preheat your grill to 400 F indirect heat

Place the sausage on the grill and cook 8-10 minutes

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Flip the sausage and cook another 8-10 minutes or until just done inside

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Remove the sausage and allow to rest 10-15 minutes before slicing

If you slice them right away they will lose all their juices

Once the sausage has rested slice them on a bias, add to a bowl and set aside

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Now that our beans have had the rest they so desperately needed, let’s strain them out of the water

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Dry out the insert and add it back into the Instant Pot

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil using the saute function

Give 1 onion and 2 garlic cloves a nice chop

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Add the onion and garlic to the pot with a sprinkle of kosher salt, ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes

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Cook 4-6 minutes while stirring occasionally

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Add the beans in and stir to incorporate

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Next we will need 8 cups of chicken stock

Click on our link to make Homemade Chicken Stock

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Add the stock to the pot

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Close the lid on the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes

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After the 15 minute timer goes off you want to do a quick release and get the pressure out

The beans should be soft but with some texture to them

You don’t want them to blow apart

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Next up, we will need 1 bunch of escarole

I love to use escarole as my leafy greens in a soup because it can stand up to the heat and retain some texture

It also adds great flavor

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Make sure you give the escarole a good rinse to remove any dirt or grit

Remove and discard the white base

Give the escarole a chop

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Add the sausage to the soup

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Add the chopped escarole to the soup

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Using the saute function, bring the soup to a rapid boil then switch to the lowest heat for saute and simmer the soup covered for 10 minutes allowing the escarole to cook and the flavors to meld

We have a regular pot lid but if your using the pressure lid ensure you have it set to venting so you don’t pressure cook

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Houston we have soup!

Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed!!

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Sprinkle with some freshly grated parmesan cheese

Serve a delicious bowl of soup and your family will be back for more!!!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Navy Bean & Sausage Soup

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 pound bag of dried navy beans

6 cups of water (or enough to cover the beans by 2 inches)

10 hot Italian turkey sausage links

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of olive oil

8 cups of chicken stock

1 bunch of escarole

kosher salt

ground black pepper

crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Add 1 pound of dried navy beans to a strainer and give them a rinse.  Pick through to make sure there is no grit.  Add the beans to the Instant Pot and cover with water up to 2 inches over the beans

Using the saute function bring the beans to a rapid boil.  Remove the insert with the beans and set aside.  Allow the beans to soak in the water for 30 minutes.  This can be done ahead of time

Preheat your grill to 400 F indirect heat.  Place the sausage on the grill and cook 8-10 minutes. Flip the sausage and cook another 8-10 minutes or until just done inside.  Remove the sausage and allow to rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.  Once the sausage has rested slice them on a bias, add to a bowl and set aside

Strain the beans out of the water.  Dry out the insert and add it back into the Instant Pot.  Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil using the saute function.  Give 1 onion and 2 garlic cloves a nice chop

Add the onion and garlic to the pot with a sprinkle of kosher salt, ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.  Cook 4-6 minutes while stirring occasionally.  Add the beans in and stir to incorporate

Add 8 cups of chicken stock to the pot.  Close the lid on the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.  After the 15 minute timer goes off you want to do a quick release and get the pressure out

Rinse to remove any dirt or grit from 1 bunch of escarole.  Remove and discard the white base.  Chop the escarole.  Add the sausage to the soup.  Add the chopped escarole to the soup

Using the saute function bring the soup to a rapid boil then switch to the lowest heat for saute and simmer the soup covered for 10 minutes allowing the escarole to cook and the flavors to meld

Ladle the soup into a bowl and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6qt/1000W, Latest 3rd Generation Technology, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

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