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Hurst’s HamBeens® Cajun 15 Bean Soup®

Hurst’s HamBeens® Cajun 15 Bean Soup® Printlogo

Cook Time about 3 hours
Kitchen Time about 15 minutes
Servings 14

Our original "on the bag" recipe for Cajun 15 Bean Soup.

Categories: Homestyle Favorites, Soup, Ham, Entree, American


  • 1-2 lbs. of regular or mild Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can stewed or diced tomatoes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced

Cooking Directions ( reviews )

  1. Soaking: Place beans in a large pot, cover with 2 quarts of water. Allow Beans to soak overnight, or at least 8 hours.
  2. After soaking, drain water, add 2 quarts of water. Bring beans to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 ½ hours.
  3. In a skillet, sauté onion, garlic and sausage until sausage is browned.
  4. Drain excess grease and add contents to beans along with tomatoes, lemon juice and Cajun flavor packet.
  5. Simmer another 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Reviews ( back to instructions )

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Saint Augustine, FL
June 11, 2014
Wonderful RecipeBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

I discovered this on one of my "browse" trips to the grocery. Fixed it last night and used andouille sausage cut into half-moons and it was superb. Can highly recommend this. It goes on our regular rotation.
Greensboro, NC
June 4, 2014
Warm And ComfortingBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

We love this soup. I always add 4 - 5 large ham hocks and slow cook with the beans. When beans are done I remove hocks to cool and then remove the meat and return to the pot. I skim the fat off the top and then add the cooked sausage and onions. I also use half chicken broth in place of water. It's mildly spicy but you can always up the spice. Serve with Mexican cornbread and OMG YUM!

Roebuck, SC
October 2, 2013

This is a wonderful recipe! Please try it!!

Karen Thurbon
Oak Ridge, NC
December 2, 2012
Cajun Is The Best!BeanBeanBeanBeanBean

I always bake a big ham for Thanksgiving and with the leftover hambone and ham, I add it to the pot of soup. It's the best ever and my son-in-law is asking for it even before the holidays! The cajun style is the best but I'm having a hard time finding it in the stores in NC. Any reason why?

Pompano Beach, FL
October 30, 2012
Cajun 15 Bean Soup The BestBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

I use the italian sausage (mild or hot) links sliced in half and then cut about 1/4 inch thick. I also add 2 cups of chicken broth just to cut the heat a little bit. If you like your soup to be more soupy and not as thick, you can leave about 1/4 of the cooked beans out so this along with the chicken broth gives you more broth without weaking the flavor too much. I could eat this soup every day - Yummy!!!