Lucky Bean Soup

*This recipe uses a seasoning blend (My Favorite Roast Seasoning Blend) found in the eCookbook, Mix it / Store it / Make it  ~ Entrees and Seasonings.  Click here to purchase and make the seasoning for your pantry! 

Why the name 'lucky'?  2 reasons...

  • In the south we have a tradition of serving black eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck.  My husband doesn't like black eyed peas, so this is my way of serving them without complaints!
  • I always make the mixture of dried beans out of 7 different types of beans / peas.  Lucky #7!

1 3/4 cup mixed dried beans and peas (such as: pinto, green peas, black eyed peas, kidney...)
1/3 cup My Favorite Roast Seasoning Blend
6 cups water
15 oz can stewed tomatoes
16 oz smoked sausage, sliced


  1. Clean beans and place them in a 6 quart slow cooker with the water and seasoning; stir.  
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. 
  3. When beans are tender (and NOT before*), add the tomatoes and sausage.
  4. Let cook a little longer, until the sausage has warmed through.  
Serves 6-8.  Great with cornbread or beer bread!

*Why not put the tomatoes in at the beginning?  There is a chemical reaction between tomatoes and dried beans.  If tomatoes are added to the cooking process while beans are still hard, they will never get soft.  

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