Smoked Sausage & Butter Bean Soup
1pkg Applwood Smoked Chicken Sausages (4-5pcs), sliced
1 lg Fennel Bulb including fronds, sliced
2 stalks Celery, sliced
1 Onion, diced
5-7 cloves Garlic, minced
1-2 sprigs ea Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, stems removed
1/2tsp or so White Pepper
1 Bay Leaf
Sea Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
2 cans Butter Beans
1 can Chicken Stock
1/4 stick Butter
Heat oil in Dutch oven; add sausage and brown 5-7min.
Add fennel, celery, onion, garlic and spices; cook til veggies begin to tender and slightly carmelize, 5-7min.
Add beans and stock and stir to blend; reduce heat and simmer 1-2hrs.
Just before serving, stir in butter til melted and blended to finish.
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I found this recipe on Delish.com and tweaked it just a tad, and MAN is it GOOD STUFF!!! My friend at work who eats w/me actually tipped to bowl to his mouth to get every last drop of the broth!