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Cyber Monday Slow Cooked Cajun Bean Soup

Slow Cooked 15 Bean Cajun Soup

It was the week before Turkey Day and all through the house, there was a frozen Turkey in the garage but it was time to fire up the Crock Pot instead!  

15 different beans, veggies and turkey sausage were the ingredients we used to make this perfect Slow Cooked Cajun Soup.  

So before you pull out your credit card and settle in for a full day of online shopping this Cyber Monday, pull out the Crock Pot, grab the ingredients below so when you have completed your last PayPal transaction

your dinner will be done!

15 Bean Cajun Soup

Toni’s Tip: If you are trying not to have too much food in the refrigerator and freezer before a big holiday dinner, make a big pot of Bean Soup because it makes a good mid-week meal.  

Make a big batch so that you will have plenty leftover to freeze then thaw and eat later for when you are too tired too cook or have spent too much money in the malls.

Slow Cooked 15 Bean Cajun Soup


  • 1/2 package Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®
  • 32 oz broth (I used low sodium chicken, but you can use beef or vegetable)
  • 1 lb. fully cooked Turkey Sausage (diced)
  • 1 16 oz package frozen Vegetable Soup Mix
  • 1/2 package frozen Kale
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28 oz)
  • Optional: Hot sauce or crushed red pepper to taste

ingredients for 15 Bean Soup

  • Sort and rinse beans, (no need to soak overnight), check for any unwanted debris and discard
  • Drain beans and place them into slow cooker and top with frozen veggies and canned tomatoes

how to make 15 bean soups

  • Mix Cajun seasoning package with chicken broth, stir and pour over beans and veggies stir to mix evenly

Slow Cooked Cajun Soup

  • Set slow cooker on high and cook for 4 hours (or low for 6-7), or until beans are tender
  • 30 minutes before end of cooking time, add diced Turkey sausage and cook for additional 30 minutes
  • Serve with a freshly baked corn bread or serve over brown long grain rice


What is your favorite Slow Cooked Soup?

Slow Cooker Saturday

Hello Friends and Welcome to Slow Cooker Saturday!

Do you find yourself rushing through the work week in order to get to the weekends?  If so, do you realize that you are just rushing your life away?  I know because I’m guilty of doing it,  so from now on, other than Mondays I’m going to slow down and enjoy all of the week days.

Do you live for the weekends?

I’m up early and out for the first dress rehearsal for Goodwill’s 2014 Runway Show.  The models will get a chance to see and try on what we, the stylists has chosen for them to wear.   I met with my models previously and they had an opportunity to try on their outfits in Goodwill fitting rooms.  Today with some added accessories we will all get a chance to see what they will be wearing  on the runway and I am anxious.

Friday’s  Foodie Feature was preempted by the Weekend Wind-Down Party (#WWDParty) have you linked up, if not, please do and share a post with us.

Slow Cook Saturday



  • 4 Frozen Chicken Thighs or Breasts
  • 1 Large Can or 2 Small Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • *1 Package Frozen Broccoli
  • 2 cups of Rice

















Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray or use Slow Cook Liners for easy cleanup. Add chicken thighs/breast and top with frozen broccoli.

















Pour in can(s) of soup and sprinkle with black pepper (optional)
















Pour in additional can of water
















Cover and cook on low 8 hours or high for 4 hours depending on Crock Pot model
















Add two cups of rice, stir and leave on low for an additional 10 mins

add 2 cups of rice















As you can see, my hubby couldn’t wait!

Hungry hubby


















I hope you are enjoying your weekend because Monday will be here before you know it!

Stay Blessed – No Stress in the New Year!



*You can also add frozen onions, peppers and mushrooms.

Easy Breezy Crock Pot Meal

In my house crock pot cooking isn’t  just for fall and winter months, it’s actually more convenient and a real time saver in the warmer months.  After work the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or stove especially when it’s hot like it was yesterday.  I would prefer to walk into the house to a fully prepared meal smelling good!  Using the crock pot gives me more time to sit on the “back 40” or take a walk around the neighborhood.

These were the ingredients for Monday night’s dinner.

1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables
2-3 chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 jar of mushrooms
Pam Cooking Spray

You can use any cream soups

Spray Crock Pot with Pam or any cooking spray
Put in frozen veggies
Top with chicken breasts or thighs
I cut up an onion and added the mushrooms

You can use dried onions if you don’t have fresh

Sprinkled a dash of seasoning and dried thyme
Covered chicken & mushrooms with soups
Cooked on low for 7 hours
If desired, add a cup of uncooked white/brown rice when you get home

Poured in a cup of long grain rice

Turned off crock pot, stirred in rice, recovered and let sit for 30 mins while I changed my clothes

Dinner is served - I sprinkled mine with cayenne pepper