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Sweet Turkey Sausage with Small White Beans and Lacinato Kale Soup

This is a great soup option for a cool autumn weekend.  Preparing in the crock-pot allows all the flavors to really come together in this delicious dish.

Ingredients:
1 lb. – Sweet Italian turkey sausage
1 bunch Lacinato Kale (also know as Tuscan or Dinosaur Kale) – Inner stem removed. 2-2.5 cups chopped
1 medium white onion chopped – about 1.5 cups
1 green bell pepper chopped – about 1.5 cups
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup crushed canned tomatoes
32 oz. chicken broth/stock
2 cups small white beans (dry, follow instructions on package to hydrate)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Red pepper flakes (optional)

Serving size: 4-6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours

Directions:
In a saute pan, heat a little olive oil and add sausage.  Sear 2-3 minutes per side and remove from heat.  Cut into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces and add to crock pot.

Add remaining ingredients to crock-pot.  Make sure the beans are prepared in advance according to package (do not add dry beans.)  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours.  Serve.

When serving you can give your guests the option of adding their own red pepper flakes.

Sweet Turkey Sausage with Small White Beans and Lacinato Kale Soup

Sweet Turkey Sausage with Small White Beans and Lacinato Kale Soup

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