Today my Mom/wedding planner is guest blogging. She sent me this recipe of a soup she recently made along with the photo. Mary Ann says that you could substitute either spinach or escarole for kale if you like.
You will need:
4 sweet and 4 hot sausage
2 celery ribs- diced
1 red pepper- diced
2 large onions- diced
4 carrots- diced
1 16 oz package of mushrooms- sliced
1 cup of chopped broccoli
1 small bunch of fresh kale- chopped
1 can of red kidney beans
4 potatoes- diced
1 28 oz can of Italian tomatoes- chopped
1 can of artichoke hearts- chopped
3 cloves of garlic- pressed
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 32 oz box of Kitchen Basics beef broth
1 bottle of red wine
1 tablespoon of parsley
1 tablespoon of oregano
red pepper flakes- to taste
salt & pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil
In large skillet, saute celery, carrots, red pepper, and broccoli in olive oil. When soft add onion, then mushrooms and garlic.
In large pot, brown the sausage (out of casings). Add kale and steam for 5 minutes.
Add sauteed vegetables to pot. Add potatoes, wine, broth, paste, tomatoes and bring to boil. Add artichokes ,kidney beans, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper, parsley and oregano.
Step 4: Bring to simmer and when potatoes are soft, soup is ready.