Hearty Cannellini and Kielbasa Soup
  • 1 lb kielbasa
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • A pinch of dried whole thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 large leaves of kale torn into pieces
  1. Cut kielbasa into bite size pieces. Brown lightly. Remove from skillet and add 1 tsp of vegetable oil to skillet. Sauté onion, celery and carrot just until they are tender but not browned.
  2. In a large pot add the sausage and sautéed vegetables. Add 2 quarts of water. Add can of cannellini beans with liquid they are canned in. Add spices and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil and turn down on medium -low heat to simmer until desired stock thickness.
  3. Ten minutes before soup reaches desired thickness, add the kale and continue to cook just until tender but not mushy.
Recipe by Food Kisses at http://foodkisses.com/hearty-cannellini-kielbasa-soup