Yield 6-8 servings
Kale, Sausage, and White Beans Soup has a hearty, balanced and elegant flavor that you could proudly serve it to company for a holiday lunch.
Take the sausage meat out of the casings. Pinch off little sections of meat and roll them into mini-meatballs. That’ll make lots of meatballs, but that’s exactly what you want!
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the sausage meatballs until they are brown all over, about 7 minutes (work in batches, if necessary). Use a slotted spoon to take the meatballs out of the skillet and into a plate. Reserve.
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and chili pepper flakes to the pot and sauté for a minute. Add the chopped kale and sauté until the kale is slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the stock and cannellini beans, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cooked barley, mix well and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Ladle into bowls and serve sprinkled with shaved parmigiano-reggiano cheese.
Courses Soup, Appetizer
Recipe by Food Nouveau at https://foodnouveau.com/recipes/soups/kale-sausage-and-white-beans-soup/