Photo: John Autry: Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Be sure to use smoked Spanish chorizo in this delicious soup recipe, not raw Mexican chorizo.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chorizo to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender.

Step 2

While onions cook, pour broth into a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH for 3 minutes. Add hot broth and beans to pan; bring to a boil. Partially mash beans with potato masher. Stir in kale and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cook over medium heat 6 minutes. Sprinkle with cracked pepper, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Meh. Edible, but not great

October 20, 2015
Definitely needs something, I followed the recipe exactly. It is very filling. I have a whole pot left, since no one in my family will even touch it. Maybe I'll make some pico de gallo to add some flavor. Add pico to anything and it will taste good

Easy and tasty

May 05, 2015
Hi all I cooked this tonight for the first time, no changes to the recipe and I loved loved loved it. Great flavour mix, a very hearty soup with not much broth I like this type of soup for injecting a change of textures, because sometimes a broth or blended soup is not enough of a meal. It's a perfect dish for a winters night. I even loved eating it cold. Getting good flavoured chorizo makes this soup pop. 5 well deserved stars :)

Le0nard's Review

January 24, 2015
My daughter inlaw introduced me to this soup. This is my second time making this. The flavor is so good. I added a bay leaf to bring more flavor..but couldn't tell the difference. 5 star!

jhanab's Review

March 10, 2014
This is a great base recipe. With sage and a splash of white wine to bring out the flavor of the chorizo, it's outstanding.

Lynda09's Review

February 16, 2014
I call this soup Swamp Goo. Every once in a while I try a recipe and it ends up just annoying me and this was one of those recipes! If you have to change a recipe SO completely to make it work, then the recipe is just no good. I gave this one a try b/c even though people made a lot of changes, it was highly rated. Sometimes people make changes but the base recipe is still good without those changes. Not this one. It just DOES NOT WORK with the proportions they have here. Once I put in the 2 cans of beans,there was very little liquid proportionately and the kale had not even been added. I ended up adding another 3 cups of broth AND a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes. I will take the blame for it becoming Swamp Goo b/c I used frozen chopped kale rather than maybe the amount of fresh kale would have been fine (I doubt it) but even just adding 2 cups of frozen kale was entirely too much. Try CL North Woods Bean Soup instead. MUCH BETTER!!!!!

Calfrenchndn's Review

February 05, 2014

tashawho's Review

January 09, 2014

Kristina6674's Review

November 25, 2013
Couldn't find chorizo at our local grocery. Instead, made little turkey meatballs with hot pepper flakes, parsley, and shredded parmesan. Used one small can of diced tomatoes for color and flavor, but otherwise, followed the recipe. Turned out fabulous! Served with crusty bread, this has become a fall staple at our house.

KellyG8's Review

August 23, 2013

rivervalley's Review

July 25, 2013
This is excellent! I tweaked it a bit, I added a can of no salt organic diced tomatoes, a handful of basil, thyme and a squirt of a lemon, I also added 1/2 a cup of Minnesota wild rice and fresh baby spinach. Also, instead of the chorizo, I used diced baked ham, instead of two cans of white beans, I used one can and one can of black beans. Doubled up the broth, too!