Recipe By Amber Robertson
Published Apr 4th
Prep 10m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 6 servings Calories 648.4

A winter favorite in our home, this hearty soup will warm you up on the coldest winter day. Serve with warm cornbread for a filling dinner.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds bulk mild Italian sausage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans pork and beans
  • ½ cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) garbanzo beans, drained
  • ¾ cup instant white rice

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cook and stir the sausage, onion, and bell pepper in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. 2 Stir the tomato soup, water, pork and beans, barbeque sauce, and garbanzo beans into the sausage mixture; reduce heat to low and simmer another 15 minutes. Add the instant rice and continue cooking until the rice is tender, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 648.4
  • Carbohydrate 78.7 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Fat 25.4 g
  • Fiber 10.9 g
  • Protein 28.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.5 g
  • Sodium 2186.9 mg
  • Sugar 23.7 g


  1. Oh boy, hubby did not like this dish too much. I love garbanzo beans but did not feel they worked well in this dish. Did not care much for the flavor combination. Have a feeling leftovers are going to go to waste.
  2. This was a very hearty meal and filled our tummies. It was not great but not bad either (thus my 3 star rating). It did help me clean out the pantry of a few canned items that needed to be used up so that is a plus.
  3. This recipe is quick and easy to make. I doubled it for my large family. I skipped the barbeque sauce and added a large clove of garlic some chili powder oregano and a little hot pepper flakes. Delish!
  4. love it! added frozen corn
  5. I found the BBQ sauce gave the soup a strange flavor. I might give it another try with a different BBQ sauce.
  6. My daughter is an avid hunter and I have tons of deer sausage in my freezer hot and mild that need to be eaten. (For the record venison is NOT one of my favorites!) I was looking for a recipe for the purpose of using up some of the HOT sausage when I came across - Read more ...
  7. Delicious! My husband really enjoyed it too and says it's a 'keeper' so will make it again soon! I used HOT Italian TURKEY sausage to add some spice and to shave off a few calories and next time will throw in leftover brown rice to bump up the nutrition. I also had made-from-scratch garbanzo beans - Read more ...
  8. I give this 5 stars for being easy and satisfying! I used chorizo instead of the Italian sausage because we love any excuse to use chorizo but I'm sure the mild anise in the Italian would be great too. Thanks Kelley!

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