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Portuguese Kale Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 diced turnips
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 bunch kale, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 6 ounces chopped chourico (spicy Portuguese sausage), or chorizo
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 6 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup kidney beans
  • 6 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 10 ounces diced potatoes

Recipe

In a large stock pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onions, turnips and carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add the kale, chourico, bay leaves, parsley and thyme and mix well. Add the beef stock, beans and tomatoes. Bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring salted water to a boil and add the diced potatoes. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and add them to the soup. Remove the bay leaves and serve hot.

Adapted from Rachael Ray