Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Greens-N-Beans Soup (Quick Smoked Sausage and Kale Bean Soup)

I needed to whip up something quickly for lunch and this Smoked Sausage and Kale Bean Soup turned out to be a very nice meal. Believe it or not, I've never eaten kale before, it's only been used as a garnishment on deli trays... So I wanted to try it. The cooked leaves kinda have the same texture as cooked spinach, with maybe just a bit more body. The flavor has a little earthy green to it, I likey:@) I can see myself adding kale to vegetable soups going forward. Could this be a vegetarian soup? I'm sure of it, especially if you have a little liquid smoke in the cabinet. 
Recipe easily cut in half.
Can use less sausage, beans are a great way to get protein while cutting back on meat.
Don't skimp on the garlic folks, I used big cloves, it's important for flavor.
If you'd like to add more broth, I suggest adding some extra garlic.
This is one of those soups that's great the next day too:@)

Greens-N-Beans Soup (Quick Smoked Sausage and Kale Bean Soup)
1 horseshoe of smoked sausage or kielbasa, approximately 1 lb-or as much/little as you'd like
1-2 Tblsp olive oil
Large onion, diced, approximately 1 C
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 C chicken broth
(2) 15 oz can beans of choice, drained and rinsed-I used great northern beans
10 oz frozen kale
S&P to taste
  1. Brown sausage and remove from pan.
  2. Add olive oil and onion, cook over medium heat around 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, stirring continually cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Add broth and beans, bring to light boil, reduce to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add kale, bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook until heated through, maybe 5 minutes.
  6. Add S&P to taste.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. Sounds like an easy, flavorful dinner idea! And Bill would love it, too!

  2. Sounds yummy, tis the season for soup! My favorite way to eat kale is pan stir-fried with garlic...

  3. This is the type of soup I like to make during the winter months. I love adding kale to soups and thanks for this recipe and for the reminder to make this soup Lynn.


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