Massel Bouillon and Seasoning sponsored this post and provided me with products to use in the recipes; however, the opinions I share in this post are my own.
Did you know that January is National Soup Month? Well, it is and it’s the perfect time to include soup in your family meals. Soup is great when you are feeling under the weather, it’s an easy way to make sure you are getting enough vegetables in your diet, and it can fill you up without loading you up on calories.
To help celebrate National Soup Month, Massel Bouillon is having a 31 Days of Soup campaign where they are sharing a delicious gluten-free soup every day of the month.
In addition to these great soup, you can join the #31MasselSoups Twitter party on Thursday, January 8th at 6:30 pm CST. I am the host, so make sure you follow me @WhatsThatSmell for great soup recipes and great prizes.
Massel Bouillon products make the perfect starter for soup recipes. Whether you start with their concentrated liquid stock, bouillon cubes, or seasoning granules, Massel adds an amazing depth of flavor with very little effort. Plus their products are preservative-free, free from common allergens and is GMO-free as well.
Right now, Massel is having a contest where you can enter to win a Vitamix simply by submitting your own original soup recipe that uses Massel products.
I created my own recipe – Spicy Sausage and Bean Soup.
- 4 12 oz package chorizo style sausage - sliced (or your personal favorite)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
- 2-1/2 cups water
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp minced onion
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp dried cilantro
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4-1 tbsp chili powder to taste - you can eliminate to reduce the heat
- 2 15 oz cans kidney beans (drained & rinsed)
- 2 15 oz cans black beans (drained & rinsed)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar or whatever sweetener you prefer
- 2 Massel Beef Bouillon Ultra Cubes
- In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat coconut oil over medium heat.
- Add minced onions and sausage to pan and saute until lightly browned.
- Add water, tomato sauce and all remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring frequently.
- Serve as-is or topped with sour cream & cheddar cheese.
I could seriously eat this every day. It was a bit spicy but my kids ate it just fine with sour cream, but if you have family members who aren’t keen on the heat, I would hold back the chili powder and maybe just add some hot sauce to your own bowl.