Sausage, Bean and Kale Crockpot Soup

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I love my crock pot, and I love this soup – I take it for lunch the next day!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 package (just over 1 pound) of Italian sausage – I like the hot!
  • ½ medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth (garlic infused is good)
  • 1  15-oz can cannellini beans
  • 1  15-oz can fire roasted tomatoes with garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon each of fresh oregano, basil and parsley
  • 5 cups of chopped kale

 

Here’s how to do it:

Heat the olive oil in a heavy pan and cook the onions slightly.

Cut the sausage into bite sized pieces, add to the onions and lightly brown.

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Add all the ingredients into the crock pot, give it a stir and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Add the basil, parsley and oregano about 1/2 hour before serving.

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Fresh herbs added about 30 minutes before serving!

 

Serve hot with warm, toasted, rolls.

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Serves 4