Bayou Cajun Red Bean Soup


Traditional flavors from Cajun country spice up our highest quality red kidney beans. Serve over rice for a complete meal!

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Product Recipe

Try this easy recipe from Hurst's own test kitchens. See below for more cooking tips and suggestions. More recipe ideas available at!

You will need:

  • 1 package Bayou Cajun Red Bean Soup
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 lb. sliced andouille or smoked sausage
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Juice from 1 lemon


  1. Rinse and sort through the beans. Pour beans into a large bowl or pot and cover with 2 inches of warm water. Allow beans to soak over night, or at least 4 hours. Drain and discard water.
  2. Add olive oil to a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, and sausage for 5-6 minutes until onion becomes translucent and sausage begins to brown.
  3. Add 7 cups of water and soaked beans. Turn the heat to high and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Stir periodically.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Simmer (covered) for 60 minutes.
  5. Uncover and add tomatoes to the pot. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Check beans for doneness. If fully tender, add lemon juice and contents of seasoning packet.
  7. Simmer for additional 10 minutes before serving.

Cooking Tips

  • For thicker consistency, use 5-6 cups of water or stock (step #3)
  • Instead of sausage, substitute fresh shrimp, fish, or other seafood... tastes great!
  • Add chopped okra for a truly authentic Cajun recipe


Dry Red Kidney Beans

Seasoning Packet

Evaporated cane juice, spices and spice extractives (including paprika), sea salt, cornstarch, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, natural flavors (including smoke and grill flavors), natural extractives of lemon. Contains no known allergens.

Nutritional Information


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