This is such a great cozy soup. It is not the quickest cooking, but it is well worth it. Stewed meat in a rich broth with cremini mushrooms, potatoes, garlic, onion and kale at the last minute for a hearty texture. It isn't a stew but it is thick and rich in flavor. I do use a fairly lean stewing meat, but I cook it slow and just let it simmer to get rich flavors and tender. Finish it up with some fresh thyme and you have a great soup.