kale, beans and sausage

From Wholefoods –

I have been trying a selection of soups – This one turned into more of a kale stew and it is oh, so good.

The recipe calls for a Bratwurst Chicken sausage with added flavors i.e. artichoke and I was afraid that most of the soup’s flavor was coming from the sausage…. and I was using chicken and garlic only so, I added spices (thyme plus) with my beans during pressure-cooking.

I used small white beans and may have pureed too many and when I put the pot back on high to boil, the pureed beans burned on the bottom of the pan. This created a smokey flavor and only slightly diminished from the intended taste.

When I mentioned to my son that I might freeze some of it because there is so much, he convinced me that he would eat it if left in the fridge.

2 (32-ounce) boxes low sodium chicken broth, divided
1 (12-ounce) package The Original Brat Hans Chicken Sausage, such as Roasted Artichokes and Olives
or Spinach & Feta, sliced
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
7 cups cooked white beans (cannellini, navy or great northern), divided
1 bunch organic kale, stems and tough ribs removed, leaves roughly chopped
Heat 1/4 cup broth in a large pot over medium heat. Add sausage slices and cook, stirring occasionally,
until liquid has evaporated and sausage is just browned, about 10 minutes. Add onions, salt and pepper
and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes more. (Add a generous splash of broth to the
pot if onions begin to stick.)
Meanwhile, put 3 cups beans and 2 cups broth into a blender and purée until smooth; set aside. Add
remaining broth to sausage mixture in pot and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits. Add kale,
reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until wilted and softened, about 5 minutes.
Uncover, add remaining 4 cups beans, bean puree, salt and pepper and simmer until hot throughout,
about 5 minutes more.


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