Bean soup with Spicy Sausage

Bean soup with Spicy Sausage,  served fresh bread also alongside this hearty and healthy soup! Great for cold winter days! Enjoy!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can 28 oz. of white navy beans or Jar white navy bean ( can be found in any Italian or Mediterranean Market)
  • 5 oz. bacon or Pancetta diced
  • 1 pkg of Italian spicy sausage
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 carrots diced or sliced
  • 2 stalks celery slivered or diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1 tsp rosemary finely chopped
  • 12 cups chicken stock, more if needed
  • 5 cups of spinach or Kale, de stemmed and chopped
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper should be for each flavour, as sausage is spicy.

 

Preparation:

 

  1. Open and rinse beans in a colander, let drain
  2. Heat oil in a large stock pot, add chopped bacon o pancetta, add into pan sausage and cook for additional 5 minutes. Drain off any access fat.
  3. Add onions carrots and celery to sausage mixture, stir until softened.
  4. Add in the crushed garlic.
  5. Add the beans to the stock pot and add remaining herbs, thyme rosemary, chili flakes, salt, pepper and chicken stock.
  6. Cover and bring to boil, lower to medium heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Add in the Kale or Spinach, cook until just wilted before serving, about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve in soup bowls and garnish with parmigiano reggiano cheese.

 


 

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