Christmas Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 492.4
  • Total Fat: 28.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.1 mg
  • Sodium: 2,475.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.5 g
  • Protein: 19.8 g

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Got this from Alton Brown Got this from Alton Brown
Number of Servings: 6


    1 lb Kielbasa
    Veg. Oil, as needed
    8 cloves garlic, minced
    1 lb red kdney beans, soaked at least 4 hrs. or overnight
    2 qts Chicken stock
    1 lb red bliss potatoes, cut inth 1/2 in cubes
    6 oz fresh kale, approx 4 handfuls (also can sub Swiss Chard, Bokchoy, Collard greens)
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
    NOTE: some add a bay leaf and diced onion to garlic when sauting)


Place the kielbasa into a 7-quart Dutch oven and set over medium-low heat. Cook until the kielbasa has browned well and rendered its fat, approximately 15 minutes. If you do not have at least 2 teaspoons of fat, add enough vegetable oil to make 2 teaspoons. Remove the kielbasa from the pan and set aside.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent the garlic from burning. Add the beans and the chicken broth and cook, covered, for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, add the potatoes, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Wash, rinse and trim the kale and tear into bite size pieces. Add the kale to the pot, cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes or just until it is tender, but not mushy.

Add the red wine vinegar and black pepper and stir to combine. Evenly distribute the kielbasa between 8 soup bowls. Laddle the soup into bowls and serve.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LILIMEL.

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  • Incredible!
    this is a very hearty soup and has a unique taste. Even if you don't like "greens" I think you will be surprised at the taste of this. - 9/21/09

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