This soup was amazing!  I bought the beans to make a healthy vegetarian soup for my daughter.  Somehow sausage joined in and I’m so glad it did!  It was so earthy, rich and satisfying!  No worries; my vegetarian daughter did get a bowl of soup of her own.

1 Pound Bag Black Beans -prep according to package directions

1 Pound Sweet Italian Ground Sausage

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Onion-Diced

2 Stalks Celery-Diced

2 Carrots-Diced

2 Clove Garlic-Diced

8 Cups Chicken Broth

1 Teaspoon Pepper

2 Cups Diced Tomatoes

1 Bunch Kale-Chopped

Form small meatballs with ground sausage.  In a large fry pan, fry sausage on all sides on medium heat. Drain on paper towel.

In a large soup pot on medium heat add oil and  on medium heat, cook onion, carrot, celery and garlic until vegetables are tender.  Add in beans, broth, pepper, tomatoes and cooked meatballs.  Simmer for 30 minutes or until beans are tender.  Stir in kale and continue to cook about 10 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!

Serves 4- 6







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