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Black Bean Soup
Chef:  Marilyn Barner - Belle Plaine, KS          Category:  Main Dishes


1 (small) package black beans
1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 lb. sausage
1/2 bunch celery, chopped
2 cups onions, chopped
2 cups beef broth
1-1/2 teaspoons dry basil, chopped
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
dash Cayenne pepper

Directions: Cook black beans according to package directions. Brown ground beef and sausage. Drain. Saute celery and onions in small amount of meat grease. Add meats, celery, onions, broth, basil, Cajun seasoning, pepper and cayenne pepper to the bean mixture. Simmer on top of stove at least 30 minutes. Some water or more beef broth may be added if needed. Serve with your choice of crackers.

Notes: I have made this soup with all ground beef instead of sausage and it is very good that way too.