Make this soup without the cannellini beans for a low-carb dish.
2 poundsgood quality sausage (about 8 thick links; we used lamb sausage)
6 clovesgarlic (minced)
2 buncheskale (stemmed and torn into bite-sized pieces)
1 canRo*Tel tomatoes (10 oz. can, or fresh tomatoes plus some hot sauce)
2 canscannellini beans (15 oz. cans, rinsed and drained)
2 cansartichoke hearts (drained)
1 cupbroth (or water and 2 tsp. Better Than Bouillon organic soup base)
dashhot sauce (to taste, optional)
Ro*Tel is a brand of canned tomatoes and green chilies.
Gently brown the links in oil. Add the onions and garlic and allow to brown a little. Stir occasionally. Add the kale, tomatoes, and beans and allow to simmer until the kale is almost soft but still bright green. Remove the sausage, cut into chunks and return to the pot.
Just before serving, add the artichoke hearts and broth. (Recipe #751)