I hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday, and is enjoying the snow. Us poor folks in South Jersey are snowless. Not even one flake. Not one.
Just wanted to pop in and share a quick recipe, which I made tonight with my brand new digital, programmable crockpot (Christmas present from BearFace which I am in love with after only one use)! After all the holiday feasting, a bit of drinking, and lot of dessert-eating this week, I am definitely looking forward to returning to a normal diet!
I'm in love.
White Bean, Sausage and Kale Soup
I adapted this recipe to work for the crockpot, and also added some sausage for extra protein.
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, sliced
1 small white onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 15 oz. can cannellini beans
4 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
3-6 cups kale, chopped or ripped
- Saute onions, sausage, bay leaf and garlic over medium heat about 5 minutes until onions are translucent and sausage is just browned. Meat will finish cooking in the crockpot.
- Add chicken broth, undrained beans, and sausage mixture to crockpot and turn on High for 1 hour.
- Turn heat to Low for an additional 3 hours.
- Add kale and cook for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
I served with toasted ciabatta rolls for dipping. Warm, healthy, and satisfying!
In with the good, out with the bad!