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1.07.2012

White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup



As most of you know I've got the freaking plague.... I swear I have been sick for the past month.

This is the first year I have had a child in school, and I think that is the cause of this families healthy immune systems going down the tank! Poor kiddo (Owen) has only made it into school like 1/2 of the week every week since November. :(

When we are sick I think we all enjoy a nice hot hearty soup. I made this the other day and it did the trick to warm me up from the inside out! It is full of flavour, sticks to your ribs... and it's not that bad for you!!

Try this out on a cold yukky day or when your not feeling so hot. Trust me it'll do the trick!


White Bean Sausage and Kale Soup

Ingredients:
8-10 Cups chicken or veggie stock
1 lb dried northern beans 
1 tbs olive oil
2 cups sliced turkey smoked sausage
1 diced large yellow onion 
2 tbs minced garlic
1 carrot peeled and diced  
2 cups chopped fresh kale
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Soak beans over night or bring to a boil and then let them sit for  1 hour.


In your dutch oven or heavy bottom stock pot saute onions garlic and sausage in your olive oil until the onions are caramelized and sausage is nice and browned. Add in carrot continue to saute for an additional 5 minutes.

Pour in stock and drained beans and simmer on med/low for 3-4 hours. It is done when the beans are soft and the soup has thickened. If it gets too thick add in additional stock.

Mix in your chopped Kale just before serving. Salt and pepper to taste.

1 comment:

  1. So sorry you're not feeling well! That's such a bummer. I can relate about the kids being sick. I feel like we've been fighting stuff since Nov, too. Take care - and hopefully warm hearty foods like this tasty dish will do the trick.

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