Spanish Kale-and-White Bean Soup

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).

Southern Living JANUARY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • Cook time: 1 Hour, 6 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes


  • 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)


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.


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