Portuguese Chourico and Kale Soup

This recipe is a quick version of a wonderful soup I had in Mystic, Conn., a Portuguese community nestled by the sea in New England. This[ soup is a winter wonder.]

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons (2 turns around the pan) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium white waxy potatoes, like yukon golds, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves, fresh or dried
  • 1 pound kale, coarsely chopped
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzos ( chick peas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound diced chourico, casing removed
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • Warm, crusty bread
Directions

Heat oil in a deep pot over medium high heat. Add potatoes and onions, cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add garlic, bay leaves, and kale to the pot. Cover pot and wilt greens 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add beans, tomatoes, chourico, and broth to the pot and bring soup to a full boil. Reduce heat back to medium and cook 5 to 10 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.

Serve soup with hunks of crusty bread and butter.

Cook's Note: If you are in Mystic, ask for cherise (phonetic pronunciation), if you want to sample the chourico.


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Great soup...everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super delicious! I doubled the broth and added white beans instead of garbanzo. Also cooked for 30minutes to meld flavors more...will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Had recipe ingredients in hand, Spanish chorizo, which is equally delicious. Savory and tasty, filling but not making me "stuffed" by any standards. Flavor profile was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delish! I used chicken sausage and sweet potatoes. The soup was very hearty and filling, mine turned out almost stew like. The entire family loved it, especially my husband! First time doing a review that is how good this soup is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not have any chourico and replaced it by adding 2TB of smoked paprika and a 1/3 of a smoked sausage. The soup was super tasty & delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was very tasty. I used everything called for but substituted linguica for the chourico and simmered it for about an hour. What a smoky, hearty soup. It was so quick and easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had fresh plum tomatoes and kale from the garden. What a great way to use 'em up! I was down in Provincetown, Mass, this past weekend, inwhich many places serve sausage and kale soup and this recipe compares. It's a hearty soup. I'll be bringing to work for lunch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
SUMMARY: Delicious... IF cooked longer than recommended. DETAILS: The modifications I made to this recipe are 1) I purchased Chorizo sausage raw, and browned prior to making the soup; 2) I substituted Cannelini beans for the Garbanzo beans because I happen to hate Garbanzo beans; 3) As another reviewer recommended, I simmered the soup for 30-40 minutes instead of the recommended 10 minutes. In my mind, the longer cook time will be mandatory if you want to get that "comfort food" feel from the soup. This will give you more flavor, and that thick tomato-white bean broth that we all know and love. Most importantly, simmering for longer will cook the potatoes until they are easy to break apart in your mouth. I tested the soup at 10 miinutes and - even though I'd cubed the potatoes quite small - found the potatoes to be "al dente" in a way that did not appeal to me. My entire family LOVED this recipe. Highly recommended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, I used diced kolrabi along with the potatoes and it turned out very well. In the future I'll spice it up a little more with a little more cayenne pepper. My wife said I should make the kale pieces a little smaller but our daughter was just fine with it the way it was. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this soup. It is easy, tasty and hearty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is delicious and so easy! I've made it 4-5 times now and each time I like it more and more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this soup so much I was looking forward to the 6th serving I had! I modified it a bit though: swapped sweet potatoes for white, added Braggs Aminos to it, and a LOT more garlic. But I don't doubt it was delicious just as the reciepe said to prepare it also! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is amazing! Easy to make and my husband and I love it. We did change a few things, made it a little healthier. Used sweet potatoes instead of white, used lean chicken, spinach and mozzarella sausage instead of chourico, also added more kale. I am making it for the second time today in the crock pot to take to a party. I'm sure everyone will love it as much as we do! Thanks for a great/easy recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is my boyfriend's favorite, and we make it a few times each winter. My only suggested change is to cook the final soup for longer than the 5-10 minutes indicated, up to an extra hour. Also, if you can't find chourico, you can substitute something like Mexican chorizo (even Italian spicy sausage would work in a pinch, though have slightly different flavors). If you buy the uncooked variety, make sure you pre-cook it before adding it to the soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a winner for cool winter nights when you're short on time. With a minimal amount of prep work, and about 1/2 an hour, our dinner was on the table. The smell of this cooking call everyone in, literally. This will be a regular on our soup list- Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too die for!!! I never review reciepts but I had to with this one. I followed the recipe except couldn't find dried chorizo so I used 1/2 lb or lose chorizo and 1/2 lbs of mild italian sausage. I combined them, fried them up and added them to soup at the end of the recipe. It was delicious and the right amount of heat... not too hot but still a little kick. I also used more kale than called for and I would recommend doubling the broth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so glad I read the reviews before making this dish. I found the mexican cherizo and decided it was too hot. I then made it with mild Italian sausage and it was still a bit spicy for our taste. Definitely add two cans of 15 oz diced tomatoes and even more broth. I will split this recipe in half my next time. It made a lot. We thought it was very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend requested this soup that his Portuguese grandmother used to make for his birthday dinner, but he didn't have the recipe. He told me the ingredients so I just Googled Portuguese soup recipes.This Rachel Ray recipe was the only one I found with chick peas and chourico (most had ham bone or kielbasa).He said it also had linguica it, so I just added it in with the chourico. I loved that this recipe took only 30 minutes vs. the two hours or more to slow cook that many other recipes called for. I don't have time for that on a weeknight as a working mom! I have never eaten this soup before so I had no idea what it tasted like, and I was worried that he would not like his birthday dinner, but he absolutely loved it! He said it tasted just like his grandmothers and he was very impressed since it was my first time making it. It had just enough spiciness but not too much for my very picky nine year old son.Thank you for making this recipe so delicious for everyone and easy too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
a most delicious soup, certainly my favourite item not reviewed by moderator and published
A robust meal that has consistently pleased a diverse array of palates. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is amazing! The only changes I made were using white beans instead of garbanzo and turkey kielbasa instead of the chaurico. So easy and satisfying, will make this many more times to come! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! So easy to make.. followed the recipe almost completely- I used 1.5 onions ( I am not a big fan of cooked onions and added a little bit of water ( cup . It paired well with dry crisp Rose wine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never had kale, so when it was delivered today, I wasn't sure what to do with it. I used Mexican Chorizo and added 1 qt of fresh tomato juice from the garden. It was incredible and would easily serve 12+, so I split it in half about 10 minutes before it was done & used a foodsaver to freeze half for another meal! Really easy & delicious soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am Portuguese and from New Bedford. I have had kale soup in many different variations. We have kale soup many times a year. I have made this recipe as part of my liking kale soup. It sounds like Rachel is not Portuguese and so would her take on kale soup would be different. I think adding what you like best is the key. Regards, Gil Sequira P.S. Using both linguica and chourico makes the soup even better.It can be bought at many places online. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great soup. I used Portugese linguica instead of the chorizo (milder and substituted lentils for garbanzo beans. Absolutely superb! You can also throw in a few carrots or peas or whatever you have leftover and it works. Great soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very hearty! First fried up 2 lbs of bulk Italian sausage-took out with a slotted spoon and then fried the potatoes, onions and garlic in the sausage oil. Then added everything to a big pot- also added in some white Navy beans. Love the sausage flavor-added Pecorino Romano cheese, toasted up some Rosemary bread-great dinner for a cold Winter day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is definitely five stars~~rich, hearty and EASY, we loved every "delish" bite ~~ thanks, Rachel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! I've always been scared of cooking kale, but this de-mystified this vegetable for me. I did half the sausage amount and switched the chorizo for mild italian chicken sausage (what I had on hand, and added a tsp of red pepper flakes at the same time I seasoned the soup. In the future, I am going to brown the chicken sausage first, take it out of the pot and set aside. Then continue with the onions (sans potato - it doesn't need it. Thanks to other readers, I used a large can of diced tomatoes. That, along with the chicken stock, there was plenty of liquid to make the soup. Not sure the size of the people that was expected when it was listed as serving 4. But with the beans, potatoes, sausage and kale, this easily feeds 6 as a light meal or 8 as an appetizer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! I switched the chorizo for Italian sausage. My boyfriend loved it and kept asking for more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great and easy way to make this particular soup. Might not be completely authentic, but considering you're making it at home, it still works. It's also a good base recipe for substitutions you may need to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My biggest modification is to decrease the amount of sausage dramatically if I put it in the soup, or compromise and fry it up separately and serve it as a side you can sprinkle on, for the sake of marital bliss. The way my husband likes it, some sort of meat on bones belongs in the soup, so the cooking time the way he'd prefer it is often measured in hours, not minutes. My husband loves this kind of stuff, I'm not a huge fan of traditional kalt soup, as it takes hours and hours of slaving away in the kitchen, and he won't do it. I like the quicker, lighter version, although if I don't separate the sausage, it's too spicy for my lighter, Scandinavian palate, and sensitive GI tract. If you're a fan of light, simple flavours, you might want to look at other recipes. My husband gives it 5 stars, I'm teetering between 2 and 3. So I make it for him, and cook something else for myself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rating before trying... How can there be so many reviews for this recipe and no one has asked what size can of diced tomatoes??? Makes me wonder if anyone has even made this recipe! Perhaps the reason why so many are adding extra chicken stock is because it requires a 32 oz can rather than a 15 OZ and people are assuming she meant 15 oz? All ready to try this recipe and went back to see if someone figured this out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Portuguese soup has been a staple in my home since birth. Being Portuguese, I've tasted the best. I always like to try every chef's version of this dish. This recipe is very good, though I wouldn't call it Portuguese, not if you substitute the sausage, because it changes the nuance of the entire dish. Also, every community has its own adaptation of this soup, and I haven't had one that was ever bad, but I just can't give this 5 stars... no one could who's ever tasted the real deal ! One thing, if you want an easier way to remove the casing on the chourico, before cutting it to pieces, just slice down the entire length of the link, and peel it away from top to bottom. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this recipe over and over again. I substitute potatoes with red ones. I put different types of healthy sausage with red pepper instead of chorizo and sometimes put in bison meatballs. I use red onions. It becomes the tastiest and healthiest meal. Men love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned the recipe vegan by adding one more onion, 3 cloves more garlic, half a can more of chick peas, and some ground dried porcini mushrooms for a meaty flavor... and some chili flakes to add the spice that the chorizo would have. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy & excellent! Used Mexican chorizo since that is what is available in our community. Gives it a small kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! I was cooking up some hot Italian sausage and wanted to also cook some kale with it so I was doing an internet search and came up with this recipe. Dinner was a bit late but boy was it good! Highly recommend it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good indeed! I used Turnip bottoms and Black eye-peas instead of Potatoes and Garbanzo beans. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy to make and tasty! I ended up dumping in a lot of chicken broth--at least 1.5 quarts (or 6 cups to cover all the ingredients in the pot. I also... didn't use chourico, because I didn't know what that was. Instead, I had a pound of frozen bacon, so I cut up and fried that up in the pot before putting in the onions and potatoes (no oil was used. Still, it was delicious! Everything was super easy to prepare--just put it all in the pot and simmer til done! Made a lot, too : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok, you're going to love this recipe. I discovered Kale Soup when I moved to Cape Cod after college, and THIS is the soup I remember! I have a pot on the stove right now, and, yes, it's best with warm crusty bread. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The soup is delicious. Did have to add additional broth. Difficult to get casings off chourico. Took slightly longer than 30 minutes but once completed it was very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup in October and it was so good that my roommate broke vegetarian just to eat a couple bowls! She couldn't resist! Haha. I will definitely be making another batch soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made a pot...Its almost as good as my Mothers was! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this soup a couple of months ago. I am about to make another.... Guess that says it all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The basic recipe was great, however I substituted Cuban styled chorizo for the chourico and substituted pigeon peas for the chickpeas. Added an extra quart of broth to thin it out and just a touch of heavy cream. Outrageously delicious and my wife and kids went back for 3rds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an excellent soup, I basically thew in all of the vegetables I needed to use into this soup and it turned out fantastic! In addition to the recipe, I added mushrooms, zucchini, spinach and a few sprigs of Thyme. I also used the Chorizo instead of Chourico and added a additional quart of low sodium chicken broth. Yum-O! I item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is awesome- who would have knew that it would be so tasty...it looks different, but is sooo good. I make this often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not Portuguese, but live in South East Arizona, so have access to great Chorizo, so I use this. This is one of my family favorites! I make it just this way, but do add more liquid because it is sooo good!!! I love this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First off...not nearly enough liquid. It called for a quart of stock and 2 quarts nearly did it. I had to add some water as well. One quart had to be a typo. I used kidney beans. I never put chick peas in my kale soup. The kale is not going to wilt in 5 mins. it takes a long time to soften up. All in all the soup came out good. I hope she will make changes to the recipe on her site. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i am portuguese and i live in MA so i have had much better kale soup. but over all the recipe was ok. i didnt add the tomatoes and i used kidney beans instead to make it the way its usually made. i didnt think there was enough broth at all either. at least i have access to some if the best portuguese chorico and linguica so that was good. i dont think i would use this recipe again, i shouldve gone with emrils instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making this soup for years, it is a winter favorite of family and friends. Chourico wasn't available locally when I started making the soup, so I use pepperoni instead. It has just the right amount of spicy heat to make it enjoyable for everyone from my 6 year old granddaughter to my 84 year old father! Of course, it is no longer Portuguese, but it is still delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from new bedford , ma..portuguese ,1. tear kale 2.no chickpeas 3.low n slow 4. no tomato Missing are: Portuguese: Chourico, kindney beans , white northern , linguicia , sirloin , pork..cabbage You must realize this is a native soup many on the azorian islands are farmers ..rich in values, called in the portuguese language "Caldo verde" The basic ingredients for caldo verde are potatoes, onions and kale (some recipes call for collard greens instead). Common flavoring ingredients are garlic and salt. Slices of chourico or linguica are usually added, you might wish to add finely cut pieces of stew beef sirloin cut or cut pieces of pork loin (reference needed) as well as olive oil. It is usually accompanied by slices of Portuguese broa bread on the side for dipping. This is only a variation of this recipe Mexican Chourico is not Portuguese... Chourico..IS!!..GO TO www.gasparssausage.com item not reviewed by moderator and published
While waiting for the kale to wilt, my potatoes burned to the bottom of the pot--ugh. Once finished, this tasted very, very good- aside from the bits of burnt stuff I had to pick out. I can only imagine how amazing it would be if I didn't screw up. I used large red potatoes (maybe that's why they burnt easily?) but they held together pretty well, and chorizo from argentina. The chorizo was delicious- I can't imagine it any better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to make and was really good. I used mild Italian sausage for the meat. It did taste a bit salty to me so next time I won't add extra salt (I did use low sodium chicken broth). I will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was so easy to make. I added 2 chicken legs & used white beans instead of the garbanzos. I also had more time so I just let it simmer away for a little more than an hour on med/low. It was so delicious! My husband who doesn't really like soup for dinner had 2 bowls! You can't go wrong with this recipe. I can't wait to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had never eaten kale.... but you were such a good sales person. Thanks. This stew is healthy, hearty, perfectly delicious !! Love it.... and it's not hard to cook. Thanks again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry Rach! But I am a portuguese man with from a large Portugese family from Massachusetts (New Bedford). Out of my family, I am the only one with the recipe handed down from my great, great grandmother on making authentic portugese kale soup. Your recipe is ok, but it does need some adjustments. 1. Do not cut the kale small and course, break it into peices with your hands otherwise your kale will just turn you soup dark green and pastey and mushy. 2) Do not take the casing off of the chourico, otherwise it will just break apart while cooking, Also, you must add Lingucia too. 3.) No Garbanzo beans. Red and white kidney beans only. 4.) Add a smoked shoulder bone to help with the flavor to your broth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i swear by this recipe it is quick simple and cheap to make.... one tip though if you dont like the bitterness of kale take a strainer in the sink and grate the kale along the bottem while running cold water over it the water will be green which is the bitter part of the kale item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this soup yesterday and being vegetarian I omitted chourico but rest everything same. Soup turned out very bitter and kale was hard even the shortest pieces. I am thinking I did some mistake as looking at the other reviews it should have been good. Can someone shed some light. What could have gone wrong that made it bitter and leaves were still hard ? How long do you cook for ? Thanks. Look forward to some suggestion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We've been hit with the flu so I used this recipe as a base but tossed in a chicken leg with the chorizo, added vitamin rich veggies: bok choy, yellow bell pepper, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini and I tossed in a whole thai chili from my garden to spice it up, remove the chili before serving. Very good very wholesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So I am the only girl who lives in a house with five college boys. It has become my job to feed the masses. I bought kale at the farmers market recently and didn't know what to do with it. I tried this, but used hot italian sausage instead. The boys loved it! I saved this one in my recipe box for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Anyone who is scared of kale needs to give this recipe a chance. It is so flavorful, delicious, and nutritious. I told my boyfriend I was making this for dinner tonight and he was not thrilled so I made this soup AND a big pot of chili.....he hasn't touched the chili! I used chicken andouille and a pinch of crushed red pepper for some more heat. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never cooked with Kale, chourico, or chickpeas before and this recipe was about as easy as it gets. The flavors combined very nicely! I accidentally purchased MEXICAN chorizo - make sure you buy smoked, spanish, and/or portuguese chourico! My picky-eater roommate commented at least a dozen times about how good the house smelled lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really enjoys this recipe!!! I use turkey sausage or polish sausage sometimes I even substitute the kale for spinach if I dont have kale. This is a great recipe especially coming from a none soup maker. Thanks for turning me into a souper!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I attempted this recipe and it was super easy and delicous! It tastes just like home ( Fall River, MA) I bring some Chourico from Fall River to Texas and make some delicious soup! Try It! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had just discovered Kale and found this soup recipe. I didn't have the chourico or the chick peas. So I made it with hot Italian sausage and black beans. Great taste. I loved the spiciness but would imagine you could also make it with sweet Italian sausage and would taste great. If you are watching your sodium intake you don't need to add the salt or pepper. The recipe calls for 1 can of diced tomatoes. I used the large can (29 oz) and used the liquid. This is a definate keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After going to MA on our Honeymoon, we fell in love with this soup and yearned to taste it again here in the south. This was easy, yielded a lot and seems to be great to keep budget and shape. Used smoked sausage as a substitue for linguica. The taste is the same as in the portuguese restaurants in Cape cod. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is even better than authentic caldo verde, upon which it is a variation. The only changes I made were using chorizo for chorico and white beans instead of chick peas. Hearty, healthy and delicious at the same time. What's not to like about this? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time and it came out amazing. I used Linguica instead of Chourico because I live in an area where I can get it. I used some crushed red pepper as well to add some additional zing. It was soo good and ever better as leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had some kale and didn't really know what to do with it. Found this recipe and had all the other ingredients on hand except the chorico so I just made it without it. It was really delicious and filling (AND OF COURSE EASY!) Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I highly recommend trying this soup. Being from New England this soup just feels like home. I substituted kidney beans for the chick peas and I use chicken chorico but other than that no changes were needed. Everyone loves this soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chourico is hard to come by sometimes. I've substituted andouille and love it even more! In fact, I have a pot simmering on the stove right now! Whoop! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made countless batches of soup in my life and this is one of the best I've ever made. This soup is so flavorful in such a short period of time! Spicy sausage, creamy kidney beans, toothsome potatoes and hearty kale, who'd have thunk? I added some cayenne pepper and leftover ham and sprinkled each serving with parmesan cheese. Although there are only two of us and this looked like such a huge batch, between me and my husband we ate a couple of bowls lasts night and I had a nice big bowl for breakfast this morning. It's THAT good, you can't stop eating it. xoxoxox to Rachel! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my son and husband and both LOVED it - my husband had 3 bowls! Hearty, easy and quick - definitely a keeper and a regular menu item along with her mini meatball soup - another keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this soup several times now and love it more each time. It never fails to warm me up and make me feel like I just pumped myself up with health! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I substitute "Pork & Venison" sausage for the other (can't find it in my local grocery store). Wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this soup the traditional way my mother and grandmother have made it for generations but I must say Rachael's lighter and quicker soup is now my go to. I substitute the kale for collard greens and the chick peas for small white beans or navy beans. My mother now asks for rach's version all the time. It has become the new family tradition. Thanks Rachael item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hearty & delicious. Very similar to Spanish "caldo gallego". I couldn't find kale, and used spinach. It works well too with this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is really very good and fast. I cannot find chourico or any of its close variants around my town, so I substitute either smoked sausage or kielbasa and it is still great! I bet when it is made with the real stuff it is even better! A very hearty and fulfilling meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was so easy to make and soooo yummy!I've never cooked or eaten kale before but now I love it and so does my family..... even my three year old did! item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time I made this, I mistakenly used Mexican chorizo instead of Spanish chorizo. Soup was okay,(very, very spicy) but I wasn't bowled over. After discovering I'd used wrong chorizo I made again and LOVED IT...just a note of caution to those unfamiliar with difference between two chorizos...use the SPANISH! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For a soup I enjoy making this one when it gets cold and even when it gets hot. Just by looking at I know it is healthy. So much flavor and so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great for a cold night, the combination of flavors and textures combines with a little bit of spice to make a great soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, Easy and Great tasting. I sometimes put mine in my crock pot and let it simmer on low all day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loves this soup and is constantly asking me to make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of my favorite soup's and it's so comforting on a cold winter day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was curious to see if I could make this soup in 30 minutes. I placed all ingredient on the counter, set the timer and off I went! I took no short cuts and it was ready in 30 mintues. The family wasn't quite ready when the soup was, so it cooked a little longer. I subed kilbasa. Very good soup! First time using kale! item not reviewed by moderator and published
its so easy and yummy.. i like to put in a LOT of kale since it really does cook down and less potatoes/beans... it's WAY more than enough to feed an army item not reviewed by moderator and published
so good and even better the next day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
ONE OF THE BEST KAYLE SOUPS I'VE EVER HAD. I SUBSTITUED SOME OF THE POTATOS WITH CARROTS AND ADDED A CUP OF WATER. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loves this soup. Kids and all! It is such a great soup for anytime of the year. I hope more people try it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a healthier version of this soup with half the amount of potatoes, extra kale, no garbanzo beans and turkey sausage. IT WAS TO DIE FOR!! Thank you Rachael!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this. It had a wonderful flavor and since kale was available fresh at the farmer's market, I decided to make this recipe. I am glad I did! Even though it's 90 degrees outside, this soup was a wonderful lunch! But...I'll be eating soup for lunch and dinner for the next week! This makes a TON of soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The kale in the soup was really tough, not sure why. Might try again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a simple yet delicious soup for winter--i added the chorice after the potatoes and onions for about 3-5 min to render some of the fat out for flavor and brown alittle item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS IS VERY EASY TO MAKE AND IS VERY DELICIOUS. PLUS IT IS EVEN BETTER THE NEXT DAY. TRY IT OUT YOU'LL LOVE IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is absolutely out of this world! Rachael Ray has really been on a roll lately. The chickpeas soak up all of the red pepper and seasonings from the chourico. The kale is an excellent addition. I always add or take a little something away from the recipe but you don't want to touch this one. I can't say enough about this soup. It's hearty and has such depth of flavor. I never would of thought to use chourico like this. The combination of flavors and textures is happiness in the mouth! YUM-O!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! This soup is soooo good! I love to make it for my boys when they are coming home from an evening of skiing. It makes the house smell great and paired with warm rolls and butter it's perfect nourishing comfort food. If you are wondering if you should try this recipe or not . . . TRY IT! It's an A+. Thank-you Rachel! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't believe how quick and easy this was to make. I am going to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Chorizo is raw but Chourico is not :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have not been able to find Chourico in the grocery stores so far. I live in Georgia and they have no idea what it is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The linguica is the way to go. To make is closer to Grandma's, cut some thick slices of French bread in a bowl, put some fresh mint on top and add the soup to make sopas. Also use white beans instead of garbanzos. We make it with a couple of beef short ribs and linguica. Good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Born and raised in New Beige myself, I agree, it's a must to have both chourico and linguica as well...it isn't right if they aren't both in there! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Azorean style is more hearty. Larger chunks of potato and kale (stalks are edible). An Azorean staple where the rich volcanic soil produces excellent kale. I can't imagine a week without it. A bowl of kale soup is available in many New Bedford diners. My English and French Canadian relatives and friends beg for more. Grandma and Mom made it in large pots. Reheated the next day adds an enhanced flavour. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my Mom used collard, just cut the thick stem. Not as bitter as kale. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my Mom used collard, just cut the thick stem. Not as bitter as kale. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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