Sunday Supper – Sideline Soup

Tina and her mom are huge Tennessee Titans fans and they love to yuck it up at the Titans games in Nashville and tailgate with all the fans at the stadium. My mother in law, “Obbie”; affectionately named by our children from her given name of “Robbie”, makes the best soup. She calls it  Sideline Soup and has made it for many a game day crowd and is good on any cold night in winter. We often enjoy it as our #SundaySupper

She said the recipe came from The Tennessean, Nashville’s newspaper. We made a batch last weekend and it was a treat. In the deep south, not too many meals are wanting of a piece of cornbread. This meal is not exception. I made a skillet of cornbread and also a pan of corn sticks. Great for dipping in the soup!

Sideline Soup

Sideline Soup – Great for #SundaySupper

1 – 16oz. Smoked Sausage – sliced thin
1 – 15oz. can of black beans, drained
1 – 15oz. can of great northern beans, drained
1 – 15oz. can of red kidney beans, drained
1 – 14 1/2oz. can of diced tomatoes
2 – cloves of garlic, minced
1 – small onion, chopped
1 – 14oz. can of chicken broth
1/2 – tsp oregano
1/2 – tsp ground cumin
1/2 – tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a stockpot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about  15 minutes.

Notes From Obbie: “I cook my soup longer than 15 minutes. More like 45 minutes to an hour. If too chunky, add up to a cup of water. This makes about 10 – 1 cup servings. I often double the recipe. 

No southern meal is complete without cornbread, right?

Find a multitude of great recipes and shares by following the #SundaySupper hashtag on Twitter. There’s a whole lot of cooking going on! Hosted by, they are dedicated to bringing families back to the table for Sunday supper. Enjoy!

If you make this soup, please let me know what you think of it… Obbie will be so proud!

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6 Responses to Sunday Supper – Sideline Soup

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  2. Looks delicious and nutritious… a little Polish too.


  3. Showers of Roses says:

    Thanks for the recipe!


  4. shemann says:

    I am so going to make this soup this week! I’m calling it Obbie Soup. lol Just need to pick up the sausage, have everything else. Oh wait, I have some homemade sausage in freezer!! Of course I will never be able to make cornbread like a Southerner.


  5. debsgarden says:

    Looks delicious and reminds me of the bean soup we had Sunday,too! Also with cornbread, of course!


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