|Trader Joe's ~ 17 Bean & Barley Soup and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Sausage|
It is freezing cold outside today. Literally. It's a perfect day for making some soup. If you are lucky enough to have a Trader Joe's near you, go get this 17 Bean & Barley Soup Mix ~ a big, colorful bag of dried, mixed beans. You gotta try this soup!
It certainly is tasty enough to be eaten as just a bean soup....but, why stop at just beans when you can add some tasty, healthy sausage, too? There isn't much I don't love from TJ's, but I think their Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Sausage is my favorite item. It's great in all sorts of meals. Actually, all of their chicken sausages are great. They have many flavors to choose from, & at about 6 grams of fat each, what's not to love?
I just followed the recipe on the back of the bag, but here is a link for the 17 Bean & Barley Soup recipe. If you don't have a Trader Joe's close by, never fear, just look for one of the mixed bag'o'beans from your grocery store & use that. The more beans it has in it, the merrier!
I'm so glad I tried this bean soup mix, it makes a WONDERFUL pot of soup! If you are feeling really ambitious, make some corn bread to go with it. Hmmm, here is another avenue to explore...if you added some okra & more meats/seafood, it would become a fabulous gumbo. Must remember to try that next time...