Portuguese Kale Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb portuguese sausage
- 1 quart chicken broth
- 1 large onion, roughly diced
- 4 large potatoes, cubed
- 1 bunch kale, stemmed washed & chopped
- 1 1/2 cups ditalini
- 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans
- fresh ground black pepper
- salt to taste
Remove casing from sausage and cut into smaller than bit sized pieces. Heat oil in a heavy soup pot; saute the sausage & onion just until the fat is rendered, about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Add other ingredients except kale,& pasta. Bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes. Add kale, and pasta and simmer about 8 minutes until both are tender.
Taste for seasoning- depending on how spicy your sausage is, add salt and pepper to taste.