Portuguese Kale Soup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove the bay leaves and serve hot.