Really tasty! I added a bit of onion and carrots to the garlic and sausage. I used spicy chicken sausage instead of the smoked sausage, but other than that followed the recipe. Very fast and very good!
This was really good, would definitely make again. I made about 1 1/3 or 1 1/4 the recipe to use up 3 (15 oz) cans of beans and 13 oz of sausage, so I added extra of everything. Couldn't find this exact sausage so used smoked turkey sausage and added some fennel seeds to the sausage and garlic sauté. After adding the kale, I was concerned about not enough liquid for it, so I kept adding more broth... then when I served it, there was too much liquid. I forgot it is a stew! Even though only a small portion of the kale was in the liquid when added to the pot, the rest of it wilted during the simmering time so that it would have been better without extra broth.
Love this recipe - don't usually make bread. Not fancy, but tastes great. Works with other sausages like turkey kielbasa. Have used spinach, shorten cooking time to just enough to wilt. Leftovers are better with Kale.
i used this as a template and made a bunch of changes: 1) swiss chard for the kale; 2) added onions, carrots, red pepper, sauteed with salt, garlic, and cumin before adding the rest; 3) used 2 cups stock instead of 1 cut water, 1 cut stock; 4) used a smoked turkey kielbassa; and 5) substituted a chopped jalepeno for the red pepper; and 6) added a bunch of chopped cilantro at the end. by adding the extra veggies, including a large volume of chard, and more sausage, the soup was much more like a stew and less soup-like. i also skipped the bread.
This is a standard recipe in our house, we freeze it and take it for the first night's dinner on camping trips...easy and good for you! Have used frozen spinach in place of the kale, turkey or chicken sausage, and have used several different cheeses, but we skip the bread...watching our weight...
This was really, really good. Very easy. Flavorful. If you don't like spicy, cut the crushed red pepper. We made it as is, though, & it will definitely be a staple b/c it's fast & good. It does thicken with refrigeration, so be prepared for that with leftovers if it will bother you.