Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a variation of recipe 82886 and some other inspirations. Great soup, had nothing but compliments. I served this soup alongside with french bread. It's a good idea to let the kale sit in your fridge for a few days before making his soup. Otherwise it can be too bitter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a 5 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook for about 3 minutes. (I removed the sausage casing prior to cooking).
  3. Add the ground beef, potatoes, onions and garlic. Cook about 7-8 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  5. Add the broth, mushrooms, tomatoes, kidney beans and bring to a full boil. Let simmer ten minutes.
  6. Add kale to the pot and let cook about 2 more minutes. Check the liquid level and add 2 or 3 cups of water. (Depending on how thick you want your soup).
  7. Reduce heat to medium and cook about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
Most Helpful

This was good. I used only 1 lb ground pork sausage which was plenty of meat. This made 10 cups for me. For broth I used a combination of powdered tomato soup mix, water and chicken broth.

Chef Tweaker October 15, 2008