It is, but here you go (I forgot, the original recipe calls for spinach! I've always used kale)
White Bean and Sausage Soup - Makes 4 Servings
-2 cups small white beans, dried (calories for this ingredient are from my package of beans, not from the FitDay values - my package says 70 calories and 14 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup dry)
-6 cups canned or boxed chicken broth
-3 Aidells turkey/chicken sausages (artichoke and garlic are really tasty in this, but they have a TON of varieties, most of which would work well. Pick a variety with around 150 calories per sausage).
-1 large onion, diced
-2 cups diced carrot
-1.5 cups diced celery
-6 cloves garlic, minced
-3 bay leaves
-2 sprigs rosemary, fresh or dried
-salt and pepper to taste
-Pinch of chili powder
-Pinch of cayenne pepper
-4 cups raw spinach
In a large pot, cover the white beans with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Soak all day or overnight. Drain.
Add chicken broth to large pot, and add soaked white beans, along with the rosemary and bay leaf. Heat to a boil, then lower heat, cover, and simmer 1.5 hours or until very tender.
Meanwhile, when the beans have about half an hour left to cook, dice the sausage into small cubes. Heat a cooking-spray coated skillet over medium high heat and cook the sausage until the edges are crispy and the sausage is heated through. Add the sausage to the pot with beans and chicken broth.
Spray the skillet again with cooking spray, still on medium high heat. Add the minced garlic, carrot, onion, and celery. Saute until just barely tender. Add to soup pot.
Add salt, pepper, cayenne, and chili powder to taste. Simmer another 15 minutes, or until flavors have melded. Just before serving, drop in the 4 cups of raw spinach and wilt into the soup.
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Last edited by Glory87 : 01-26-2012 at 11:10 AM.