Monday, January 5, 2015

Tuscan White Bean Soup

1 lb. hot Italian sausage
1 large onion, diced
4 ribs celery, diced
5-6 carrots, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups chicken broth
4 potatoes, diced
4 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch swiss chard
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook sausage, drain off most of the grease, add onion, celery, carrots and garlic.  Add 6 cups broth and diced potatoes and cook until potato is tender.  Puree 2 cans beans with 2 cups chicken broth. Add to soup along with the other 2 cans beans. Simmer 10 minutes then add the swiss chard, chopped and cook until the chard is wilted.

This is a spicy soup.  Can use mild sausage and add red pepper flakes to control the heat yourself.

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