How much is a bunch of kale? My grocery sells it in different sized bags. Also, I cooked on high for 6 hours and the potatoes are still not soft. I will not make again.
Indeed delicious. I modified it a bit using beef sausage (the Kirkland brand foot longs you get at Costso), no bacon (I don't eat pork) and Berbere (an ethiopian spice) in place of the cayenne (I didn't have any). I also used the chicken base paste mixed with water instead of the broth. Also, like Margarets review (Mar 1, 2016), I like kale also, so I put more in. I was a bit disappointed though that the russets didn't hold up well to the point of disintegration (perhaps because I didn't slow cook them but rather cooked them in a large pot at a faster [hotter] pace), so next time I will use red potatoes.
Save yourself some time peeling potatoes and use two bags of simply potatoes. It will turn out perfectly.
Ground sausage is what I use. And then just use a spatula to chop it into smaller pieces as it cooks.
This was easy to make and super delicious!
This was the easiest, most delicious soup/stew. I cooked it in my French pot in the oven for 2 hours and it came out perfect. I did add celery and parsnips...and extra kale at the end. Scrumptious. This will be added as a regular.
How did it come out? I didn't put the cream in yet, but I did add the kale this morning. Won't be ready for a few more hours. I'm so worried I totally ruined it.
This was very easy to make and one of the most delicious soups I've ever made. It's going to be a regularly recurring item on our menu!
My husband was skeptical and was almost licking the bowl clean. It is amazing hearty soup. I added celery but didn't change anything else
We used chicken sausage and turkey bacon. Delicious!
Hot Italian makes it
I bought ground sausage instead of links, do u think it will b ok with that... or do I need to take another trip to the store ???
Perhaps taking a small size sifter and scoping out before you attempt to stir. I have accidentally done similar with other spices.
Next time I make this, it'll be soon, I'm going to make the potato cuts smaller, and only add half an onion. I had a mishap with the red pepper (dropped it in the crock pot, got way too much in the soup). The bigest crock pot I have only works on LOW so I started it early. The potatoes weren't cooked all the way through (after 7 hrs on LOW) so I'll be slightly cooking them before I make this again also.
I can't complain though, this is my favorite soup. If you are having sinus problems this will probably clear it right up, hahaha. My preference is to peel apart bread sticks in bite size pieces and mix it in the soup.
I have a question for people. If you have a mishap like myself, how would you reduce the heat from red pepper? Mix more cream? T.I.A! THIS SOUP IS THE BEST!
How did it turn out? The cream and kale shouldn't cook that long, it will overcook. The cream would probably scorch or curdle b/c it's dairy.....
What if I accidentally put the cream and kale in with everything in the beginning :( is it ruined?
Soup turned out great and tasted even better.
I great rave reviews from family and friends. Makes an excellent main course. Easy and delicious
Fantastic! Just made this today for a Sunday Lunch with some friends. I made it in my new electric Power Pressure cooker! I left out the bacon because we had two kinds of sausage. This is definitely a keeper😍
We made this last night, it was so amazing! The smell was lovely in our home while it cooked. I cooked it on high in the slow cooker. I would put in a half onion next time, just because it seemed like a lot. And I felt like the quantity of garlic could increase, but we're like that with everything. To serve, we dipped freshly baked French bread into the soup. Can't wait to make it again. Thanks!
use bacon bits, thats what i did. i bought the bagged 'real' bacon bits from costco.
The ingredients list states that the bacon should be "cooked and chopped."
Read the ingredients list, it says 1/4 cup of bacon cooked and chopped!!
The ingredient list says "1/4 cup bacon, cooked and chopped.
Recipes say 1/4 cup bacon cooked and chopped!
Very easy to make! I added a little bit of butter and left out the bacon. Yum!
The ingredient list clearly states 1/4 cup cooked, chopped bacon. The last instruction is to sprinkle the bacon over the soup just before serving.
I believe bacon is links cut?
It says: "1/4 cup bacon, cooked and chopped".
If you read the recipe.... You top with bacon. I don't know anyone who tops a dish with raw bacon.
Please cook it first!
It says "top with bacon immediately before serving". Obviously not raw bacon.
You mentioned the real bacon pieces in the list of ingredients but nothing about when it goes into the pot, and is it cooked ahead of time??
Easy and awesome