Kale, Potato, Sausage Soup


  • 1 pound linguiça or uncured Spanish chorizo, cut across into 1/8-inch-thick slices (its good with any sausage really)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 ½ heads kale, stemmed and coarsely chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 4 cups chicken broth, homemade or low-sodium canned
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  •  Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 plum tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-inch dice


  1. Place the sausage in a large pot over medium-low heat and cook until it begins to render its fat, about 2 minutes (Ben Note: I cook it for longer, and sometimes add a little oil because depending on your sausage, it’s just not enough fat). Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and potatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add the kale and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes longer.
  1. Stir in the chicken broth (let me know if you want a good recipe for chicken broth), vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Season with pepper. Stir in the tomatoes and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Divide among 4 bowls and serve.

*from the NYT Cooking Website

Kale, Potato, Sausage Soup
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