Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bean and Kale Soup with Sausage or Soyrizo Options


Butterbean or Lima Bean Kale Soup above is cooked with chicken broth and gluten free chicken sausage. Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free

Food I make

Cannellini Bean and Pinto Bean Kale Soup with Soyrizo and veggie broth - Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Both are great soups to make on a cold winter day. Feel free to use any kind of bean you enjoy. I've tried different beans each time I make the soup and all have added their own yumminess


Soak the beans over night or for at lease 4 hours before cooking. I do not use canned beans. You can to save time however it's not as heathy.

I add seaweed (Kombu works) to my beans to cut down on the gaseous aftermath.

Boil the beans and seaweed for 20 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 to 4 hours depending on the beans and thier recommended times.


In a Staub Dutch Oven or 5 quart heavy pot, cook your soyrizo or chicken sausage.


Once fully cooked, remove the sausage from the pot and transfer to a plate. Leave any rendered fat in the pot.


Do not clean the pot, add onions and oil and cook on high-meduim heat for 3 minutes.

Bean and Kale Soup

Add carrot, celery and spices - cook for about 5 to 10 minutes on medium heat. After the veggies had some time to cook, add the broth (vegan or chicken).

Bring soup to a boil then add beans and sausage.  Stir the pot.


Chop up a pound or more of kale (if you have time, de-rib or de-stem the kale)


Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the kale. Cook covered for a couple of hours on low heat, stirring occasionally.


1/2 lb mild Italian Sausage or one package of soyrizo (remove the casing if using soyrizo. My friend Stacey recommend Field Roast Sega and Apple soyrizo.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium yello onion, cut into small dice (3/4 cup)
1 or 2 celery ribs, cut small
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 or 2 carrots
1/8 teaspoon crush red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 fresh ground black pepper
48 ounces broth (Edward and Sons Not-Chick'n) or Organic Chicken broth. I used my homemade chicken broth
2 cups cooked beans (cannellini, Lima, Pinto or what ever you enjoy)
1 lb Kale, stems removed

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