Portuguese Kale Soup

Total Time:
55 min
10 min
45 min

4 servings

  • 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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Terrific! I store in single size containers in the freezer. As soon as I'm down to my last serving, I rush to make another batch so we always have this one at hand. We either enjoy it at home or my husband grabs one to take to work (co-workers are so envious when they smell the aroma! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's a great soup. Even my kids eat their greens with this soup. LIke most others I ditched the turnips added more potatoes. Thought it was a little thick for our tastes and added an extra cup of water. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! I can't find the Chourico in my town, so sometimes I use chicken sausage and chicken stock, but today I decided to try it with chorizo and beef stock. Everyone I've served it to has loved it, and it makes a big pot. This is a recipe I make again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! I omitted turnip also, didn't have any. Also I used half beef and half chicken broth and a full 28 oz can of diced tomatoes. It was excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is yummy! I omitted the turnip because I didn't have any so I can't attest to that, but otherwise it was very tasty! As a correction to one of the reviews below, Chourico is, in fact, a Portugese sausage. In Spain it is spelled Chorizo. Either way, it originates from the Iberian peninsula. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
To begin with I would not call this Portuguese Kale Soup because I havev NEVER HEARD of putting carrots or turnip in this soup. YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this soup!! Just to be technical though: Chorizo is Mexican/Spanish type of sausage and LinguiƧa is Portuguese sausage. I would not call it Portuguese with any other sausage than LinguiƧa, it could offend. but... Thank you Rachael for your Wonderful recipes!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love chorizo, and I love all the vegetables in this soup. It was fun to make, and I will make it many more times. It didn't seem too light or too heavy so would be suitable any time of the year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As Rach would say, "Delish"! I saw this show and this looked so good I wanted to crawl into the TV and eat a bowl with her! I was so happy when I saw the recipe was here. Made it for one of the holidays as a starter and my family couldn't get enough of it! I read what one reviewer said about it not being the original kale soup. I imagine every Portuguese family has their own recipe just like we Italians have our own recipe for sauce, who's to say what's original. I didn't grow up eating kale, this was the first time. I absolutely loved it as well as chorizo (one of my favorite meats). This soup is fabulous! Good job Rach! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was okay, but it needed something. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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