This easy slow cooker Cajun Bean Soup is delicious on cold days. A blend of 15 different beans it has diced country ham and andouille sausage.
There is just something about cold wintery days that make me want a hot, steaming bowl of soup! Come on, I know I’m not the only one. So today, I’m sharing my recipe for Cajun Bean Soup. Admittedly, it’s my own take on Cajun Bean Soup.
My husband is a professed “bean hater.” For someone like me who is Hispanic, the thought is incomprehensible! Haha. But this soup wins my husband over every time. It’s full of juicy ham and sausage which adds a lot of flavor to every bite!
How to Make Cajun Bean Soup
I add ham and andouille to the mix. If you’ve never had andouille, it’s delicious Cajun double smoked sausage. It is originally from France and was brought over to the New World by French immigrants. Today, it is a staple in Creole cooking.Jump to Recipe
Hurst’s HamBeens 15 Bean Soup includes the following beans:
- Baby Lima
- Green Split
- Small white
- Small Red
- Yellow Split
- White Kidney
- Yellow Eye
If you aren’t accustomed to cooking with dry beans, they can take a very long time to cook. Typically, if you are stove-top cooking them, you either soak them overnight or slowly cook them for many hours on low heat. I highly recommend using a slow cooker. It makes life a lot easier. Additionally, you could probably use an Insta-pot or Pressure Cooker, though cooking times vary.
Serving & Storing
Once cooked, bean soup is hardy, especially if you add meat. I love to serve Cajun Bean Soup with either sweet cornbread or buttermilk biscuits. Hey, I’m from the South! We love our scratch breads.
I have found that bean soup stores well in an air tight container for 2 days in the fridge. After that, I would discard any left overs.
Cajun Bean Soup
- 32 oz Chicken Broth
- 2 cups water warm
- 16 oz Cubed Ham
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 1-2 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 14 oz Andouille Sausage Sliced
- 16 oz Hurst’s HamBeens 15 Bean Soup
- On a low setting, add 2 cups of warm water and the chicken broth
- Slice sausage and ham, add to slow cooker
- Add 1 package of Hurst’s HamBeens 15-Bean Soup. No need to soak if you’re using a crockpot.
- Add garlic, lemon juice and cajun seasoning. Give a quick stir and let it cook on low for 7-8 hours.