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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 254.0
  • Total Fat: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 433.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.6 g
  • Protein: 14.8 g

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Crispy Garlic Kale with Chorizo and Beans

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Crispy Garlic Kale with Chorizo and Beans

Introduction

Soy substitutes are so convincingly delicious that no one will know this isn't real chorizo. Bonus: This dish has zero cholesterol!
Soy substitutes are so convincingly delicious that no one will know this isn't real chorizo. Bonus: This dish has zero cholesterol!

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    6 small cloves garlic, sliced thin
    2 links soy chorizo
    1 cup homemade vegetable stock
    2 bags Fresh Express Baby Kale Mix
    1 14.5-ounce can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes




Tips

When buying kale look for dark leaves and avoid kale that has yellow or brown patches.


Soy sausage is fully cooked. We're sauteing it to add color and flavor. (You could use regular chorizo in this recipe, but I recommend using half as much to cut sodium and cholesterol.)

Serve with crusty whole-grain bread for a quick, hearty vegan supper.


Directions

Place a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil to the warm pan, then add the garlic. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring often so the garlic doesn't burn. Remove the garlic from the pan and transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.

Add the sausage to the pan, breaking it up with the back of a wooden spoon as it browns. If the pan gets too hot, add 1/4 cup of the stock to pull up any fond (crust) that has developed on the bottom of pan. After the sausage is browned, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Add the kale to the pan, cover, and allow to wilt for two minutes.
Stir the kale, then add the beans, pepper and remaining stock. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and cook for 5 minutes.

Just before serving, add the garlic and sausage back to the pan and toss to combine.

Makes 8 cups, 2 cups per serving



Serving Size: Makes 8 cups, 2 cups per serving






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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I included some red bell pepper and onion in this dish. I did not remove and later add ingredients back to the pan as suggested. It seemed like an unnecessary time killer and I had no problems. I will definitely make this again. Yummy! - 5/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I only had one bunch of kale and I used bulk soy chorizo which I sauteed with the garlic. This will become a regular recipe - my son who is a vegan loved it. I'm a carnivore and I thought it was great! - 7/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was a hit at my house. Instead of chorizo I did veggie protein crumbles and I added a little cumin, and red pepper flakes and it came out amazinggggggg! This will be a repeat at my house. Thanks for the recipe - 9/24/12

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The flavor was outstanding. My only adjustment was to add a red pepper cut in strips. One drawback was that I got 3 two cup servings not 4. I used a pound of kale. - 8/26/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made it with spinach and turkey bacon! Was just deeeevine! I added onion and mushrooms. Oh...and a touch of lite cream at the end. :) - 11/15/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar dish frequently. You can cut the calories by eliminating the oil and using broth to sautee the veggies. If I don't make my own vegan sausages, I use soy-free Field Roast Mexican Chipotle (or the other varieties - Italian or Smoked Apple Sage). Making your own sausage is really easy! - 10/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yep, a winner, even with a healthy meat-based sausage. I agree with the comment down-thread about not removing ingredients from the pan. The only reason to do this would be to drain away oil, and there isn't that much to worry about. - 10/4/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have made a similar recipe using chicken sausage (Alfresco - 1 link). i use rosemary in mine. - 9/10/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    healthy . good for you . loved .. - 8/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Oh my gosh this was amazing! The only variance I did was 1 bunch of kale (vs. 2) and I used chicken stock instead of vegetable since that's what I had. This definitely hit the spot and I will be making again! - 10/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I bought kale, and I'm searching for aa recipe for this lazy day..This is a perfect one..thanks for sharing! - 3/2/13

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used hot Italian sausage because the males at my table must have MEAT. I thought it was pretty good. I'm going to try again with a sage sausage. - 10/7/12

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    LOL i can totally hear my husband telling me, "All this needs is bacon!" - 8/24/12

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  • Ok so every year I make it a goal to incorporate more greens into my diet. I hate greens of any kind! I LOVE iceberg lettuce and thats really where it stops. The most progress i've made over the past two years is chopping up spinach in tiny bits for omlets or shakes. Does this cook up crunchy? - 12/28/13

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  • I loved this dish. I need to add more kale to the dish. - 7/23/13

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  • i really liked this, but what did am i missing? my kale wasn't crispy at all. it was good, but i hoped for crispy! - 4/27/13

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  • I HATE KALE BUT I LOVE CHORIZO SO I WILL TRY THIS RECIPE AND TRY TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND! LYNN - 4/26/13

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  • Love this! Talk about different and satisfying! YUM! - 2/25/13

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  • great! - 11/15/12

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  • I just knew I would love this, but She(WMBO) is a whole different question. She loved it! "It was spicy but not so much that I couldn't eat it. No get me one of those frozen fruit bars."

    A true compliment. - 10/5/12

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  • I might try this with some chourico or maybe linguica since it seems similar to Portuguese Kale Soup. I wonder though, for those of us that don't like beans, is there something you can substitute for the beans? - 10/4/12

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  • Was a nice change, but nothing special. - 10/4/12

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  • really good - 10/4/12

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  • This sounds awesome! Love kale and great northern beans, and it never occured to me to put the two together. Can't wait to try this. : ) - 10/4/12

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  • My family loves this. - 10/4/12

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