Saturday, February 16, 2008

Saturday Soup 8 - 2008

I have not posted a soup recipe for quite some time. I have noted in the listing of blog subjects that "family" and "soup" as subjects are neck-and-neck. Hmmmm--with today's post, and subject entry of "soup" that topic will surge (or slosh) ahead. Oh well, I will just have to tag more entries as family--especially old photos!

This soup recipe is the one I made for our Super Bowl party this year. Every year, we have a FEW friends in. They are dedicated football fans, and cheer wildly for the game. This year, fortunately for us, they also cheered wildly for the Giants. Our daughter's fiancé is a long-time die-hard Giants' fan. So, in his honor, we cheered for the Giants. (Plus I don't like teams that cheat--ahem--any Patriots' fans out there. . .sorry.)


Serves 10


2 large Spanish onions, diced
1 pound linguica, sliced (Portuguese sausage).
You can substitute chorizo or, I used kielbasa since I could not find either linguica or chorizo
1 pound fresh kale
4 cups of chicken broth or stock
1 tsp. black pepper
2 T. thyme, dried
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1 pound canned red kidney beans (or 1/2 pound dried)
12 oz. V-8 vegetable juice
12 oz. canned stewed tomatoes


1) If using dried kidney beans, pre-soak and cook according to package directions.
2) Dice onions 1/4" thick and cut sausage into thin slices. Place both in a large stockpot and cover with water. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
3) Wash kale, remove the spine from leaves, then roll leaves and slice thinly.
3) Add kale, chicken stock, pepper, and thyme. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the beans and potatoes to the pot.
4) Pour in V-8 juice and stewed tomatoes. Cook on low heat until vegetables are tender. Let soup continue to simmer for several hours on low heat. This soup may be refrigerated and keeps well for serving days later.

The recipe recommends serving this hearty soup with corn bread (which I did for the Super Bowl). All in all--a very tasty winter hearty meal. And kale is so good for you!

I will continue to post Saturday soups, but only occasionally.


Mary said...

Anything with beans and tomatoes makes my mouth water. Sounds great!

You must have had a hell-raising time on Super Bowl Sunday! I loved that game and the outcome!

JeanMac said...

Sounds like a winner to me - we love hearty soups!

Ruth said...

Looks easy and yummy! and another way to use kale.

Climenheise said...

I'm trying to figure out the relatively slow responses if everyone was supporting the Patriots? Perhaps you offended your whole reader base? Not this part of it, at least. I sometimes wish both teams could win, but not this time. I must admit that the cheating thing seems petty to me -- both in that the Patriots did it, and in that they were punished. It's like punishing the runner on second for stealing signs that the catcher sends to the pitcher.

Oh, the soup? It sounds good. What is kale? I remember a David Kale, but surely you weren't referring to him.

Ginnie said...

Sounds wonderful. I love having a hearty soup as the complete meal, with a good 4-cheese bread (my choice.) Thanks.