Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup with Kale
Yield: 6 - 8 servings
1 lb loose Italian sausage
1 large yellow cooking onion, diced
2 - 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 - 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
28 oz canned tomatoes
2 c water or broth
1 bunch of kale, chopped into bite sized pieces
basil, oregano and thyme to taste
Add the sausage to the pan, allowing it start browning. Just keep chopping
and heaping in vegetables as your sausage cooks (except the kale).
Once you can see the sausage is mostly brown, add tomatoes and the 2 cups
or water or broth. (Between the sausage and all the vegetables this soup is not lacking
for flavor, so broth is definitely optional.)
Allow soup to come to a boil. Once soup is bubbling, stir in chopped kale and
turn heat to low.
Simmer on low for 30 minutes or so, stirring occasionally while the kale cooks
down and all the flavors blend.