Makes: 4 bowls
Nothing says fall like a pot of simmering soup on the stove. Everyone loves a steaming hot bowl of sausage, kale and white bean soup served with toasty Italian bread for dipping. The cold wind and icy rain outside are soon forgotten as the soup fills everyone's bellies with warmth and love.
extra virgin olive oil
medium yellow onion, chopped
sausage, casing removed
medium cloves of garlic
15oz cans of cannellini beans (white beans) rinsed and drained
large bunch of kale, rinsed and chopped
red wine vinegar
salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
I did this recipe x 4 to have enough for 10 people plus left overs!
in sauce pan-
saute onions garlic and olive oil till translucent
add sausage and cook thru, breaking up sausage into small pieces
while sausage is cooking, heat broth in soup pot, add kale
(you can use escarole, but it takes less cook time than kale, so I add it at the same time as the sausage and beans)
when sausage is all browned add to pot with broth
add drained rinsed beans,
simmer till kale is tender.
season with vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
(we love a little heat and throw in 1tbs. red pepper flakes to the soup as it simmers)
I serve it with sliced italian bread, rubbed with crushed garlic and olive oil toasted under broiler!