1lb of lean Italian Sausage (crumbled)
3 large handfuls of fresh kale coarsely chopped
2 (15oz) cans of cannellini beans
8-10 cups of chicken stock (or bullion/water equivalent)
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 medium onion chopped
red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 tsp of dried basil
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
1/8 tsp of grated fresh nutmeg
seasoning salt and pepper to taste
Next add your onions and garlic. Saute for a few minutes stirring well.
Then add your seasoning, herbs and stir well.
Add your liquid and deglaze the bottom of the pan. You can add fresh chicken stock, can, carton, water and bullion or any combination of the above. I used 1 carton that had 4 cups of stock and then used water and bullion powder for the rest. Bring soup to a boil.
Next add your coarsely chopped kale and 2 cans of drained beans. Allow the soup to boil or simmer until the kale is at the right texture of your. I don't like it overly wilted. Taste for seasoning.