Caldo Verde With Sausage

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

A favorite of mine - one of mom's recipes!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons olive oil for 3 or 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in potatoes and cook, stirring constantly, 3 or 4 minutes more.
  3. Pour in water, bring to a boil, and let boil gently for 20 minutes, until potatoes are real mushy.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-low heat, cook sausage until it has release most of its fat, 10 minutes.
  5. Drain.
  6. Mash potatoes or puree.
  7. Add the sausage, salt and pepper into the soup and return to medium heat.
  8. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  9. Just before serving, stir kale into soup and simmer, until kale is tender and jade green.
  10. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and serve at once.