Portuguese Kale Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1/2 diced turnips
- 1/2 cup diced carrots
- 1 bunch kale, stemmed and roughly chopped
- 6 ounces chopped chourico (spicy Portuguese sausage), or chorizo
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 6 cups beef stock
- 1 cup kidney beans
- 6 ounces diced tomatoes
- 10 ounces diced potatoes
In a large stock pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, onions, turnips and carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add the kale, chourico, bay leaves, parsley and thyme and mix well. Add the beef stock, beans and tomatoes. Bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring salted water to a boil and add the diced potatoes. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the potatoes and add them to the soup.
Remove the bay leaves and serve hot.
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