Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Spicy Turkey Kielbasa Kale Soup


Since I was feeling under the weather all last week, I wanted to make a soup, but also wanted something substantial since I couldn't eat much. This soup really is a meal, as opposed to most broth based soups. It's also very healthy with lots of vitamins and minerals from the kale and white beans. I added a spicy kick to mine with some Louisiana hot sauce, but if it's not your thing, leave it out.

 Dolce was so excited, she was all like:


Ingredients:

  • 1-14 oz package turkey kielbasa 
  • 1 medium onion 
  • 1 bunch kale (about 4 cups) 
  • 1-15.5oz can cannellini beans 
  • 1 tablespoon veggie spice*
  • Cooking spray
  • 5 dashes Louisiana hot sauce (optional)
  • Shredded Parmesan (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Method:

In a medium sauce pan, heat chicken stock over low heat.


Meanwhile, slice the turkey kielbasa at an angle into 1 inch pieces. Spray a large soup pot with cooking spray and brown kielbasa over medium/high heat until slightly caramelized. Add onions and sweat just until translucent. 


Remove ribs from the kale and roughly chop. Add to the soup pot and cook about 2 minutes, until wilted. Add the warm chicken stock, spices, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. 


Simmer for at least 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls and garnish with Parmesan if desired. 



*I had Veggie Spice, so I used that. It is a combination of celery, salt, bell peppers, garlic, onion and smoked sweet paprika. 

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