Sunday, November 13, 2011

SUNDAY SOUP - Potato Kale Soup



This is an oldie but a goodie.  It's actually pretty simple, not a lot of ingredients, but the flavour ends up being more than you expect.

You'll be shocked to know I started with a little bit of oil and onion.   (Do I make anything without onion?)


I added some thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper and sauteed until the onions were soft.  Next up were potatoes.  I normally use regular yukon golds but all I had today were baby potatoes so I threw in both red and whites.



I added 4 cups of chicken stock and 4 cups of water.


Next in was the kale.  I grabbed some from the garden.  Have you ever cooked with kale?  I just removed the stems and then chopped it up.  I always add more than I think because it shrinks down.


Last thing in - black beans.  You can use canned (I would drain and rinse first) or cook up your beans from dry.  There is a fabulous recipe for cooking beans in the crockpot that is entirely painless from A Year of Slow Cooking if you're interested in giving that a try.

Let it simmer for 30-60 minutes.  The longer you let it go, the better it tastes, but you can certainly enjoy it after only a half hour.

4 comments:

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Sounds and looks delicious! I think I've got everything here to make it without going to the store today. We may have this for dinner.

MiMi said...

That looks really good!

Amy said...

This couldnt have come at a better time!! I have leftover kale in my fridge! Looks super yummy!!

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

Yum. another wonderful use for kale. All good foods start with a little oil and an onion, don't they?

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