Spanish Kale-and-White Bean Soup

This hearty soup makes a great meal by itself, or serve it with crusty bread and cheese (we like Manchego).

Yield:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 6 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 pound smoked chorizo, chopped
1 medium potato, cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, diced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 (48-oz.) container chicken broth
1/2 (16-oz.) package fresh kale, washed and trimmed
1 (15.5-oz.) can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth (optional)

Preparation

1. Sauté chorizo in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon; wipe Dutch oven clean.

2. Sauté potato, onion, and carrot in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until tender; add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add wine; cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until wine is reduced by half. Stir in 48-oz. container chicken broth.

3. Bring mixture to a boil. Gradually stir in kale and chorizo. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 to 50 minutes or until collards are tender. Stir in white beans and, if desired, 14-oz. can chicken broth during last 5 minutes of cooking.

Note:

January 2009