Sailboat Galley – Best Tuxedo Soup

Tuxedo Soup named for its use of black and white beans is delicious yet simple to make, particularly if you’ve had chicken a few days before and cooked an extra piece or two.

It’s all about boating and cooking in the tropics. Where are the recipes for the colder latitudes? I’m planning to spend a winter on a narrow OceanWaveSail Sailboat Galley in northern England- rib-sticking stews and soups and pies will be more the go.

Well, that made me realize that yes, I’ve put more of my “hot weather” recipes and “how to stay cool” info here on the site. But we have definitely encountered our share of cool to downright cold weather on boats — ours, our friends, and on charter. And I do have a number of favorite cold-weather recipes!

This cold-weather soup with chicken and beans looks as good as it tastes. It can be made vegan too!

OceanWaveSail Galley - Tuxedo Soup

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

1 hr

Total Time

1 hr 15 mins


4 sailors


How to prepare it:

  • Mix all the ingredients except the chicken in a saucepan.  Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, then turn the heat down and simmer for 45 minutes.  
  • Add the chicken, stirring gently so as not to break it up. Simmer for another 10 minutes, then serve.

 Variation:  Instead of chicken, use 6 ounces of smoked sausage, cut in ¼” slices, and add it at the beginning of the cooking.

Vegetarian/vegan option:  Omit the chicken and use salt instead of bouillon powder.  If desired, add 1/2 cup of sliced carrots or parsnips.

error: Content is protected !!