This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Bakery Lane Soup Bowl. Between my mother and I, I think we have made just about every recipe in the book and all are wonderful. Even by changing the recipe slightly the end result was delicious.
Portuguese Vegetable Soup
½ pound turkey kielbasa
1 ½ Tbsp olive oil
½ cup chopped onion
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 ½ cups diced potato
4 small finger potatoes, cooked and sliced
5 cups chicken stock
1 small can diced tomatoes
1 small can drained, canned kidney beans
¼ pound chopped kale
½ cup green beans, cooked
Cover kielbasa with water in a skillet. Bring to a boil and cook until water evaporates. Remove sausage and cool. Slice into thick slices.
Add oil, onions, and garlic to skillet and sauté until onion is tender but not browned. Add to soup pot along with potatoes and chicken stock. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are quite tender.
Strain potatoes from the stock and mash. Return to stock with tomatoes, beans and sausage. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Then add kale and beans. Simmer another 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
Makes about 10 cups.