Hello Church Family!
On Friday I made a soup that Sarah Flores used to make in the Sister’s Common Life and we ALL loved it! How happy and blessed I was in the Common Life! This time it was made by me and Hannah Boos. Since several people at church asked for the recipe, and Sarah Baik asked me to post it on the blog, I finally agreed and am writing this recipe up Sunday morning as I drink a nice cup of hot coffee. Sarah Flores, I think I kept your original recipe except I added carrots, feel free to comment!
The star ingredient is Kielbasa, a polish sausage. You can add more or less depending on preference. Kielbasa is what gives the entire soup its flavor – even a little bit of Kielbasa goes a long way and will still flavor the whole pot. Does this sound like a biblical concept? Yes, it is like yeast or salt. So be the Kielbasa and light of the world, haha! Okay, but really, this is a great recipe to make dinner in 30 minutes or less because everything is already cooked and requires little preparation. Enjoy and God bless your cooking!
Ingredients (10 servings):
1 Polska Kielbasa (I purchased Hilshire Farms brand)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 large onion (sliced)
3 large carrots (cut into round slices)
2 cans of white beans, mostly drain the cans, but leave a little juice (any kind of white bean is fine, but I used a mix of Cannellini and Great Northern beans)
8 cups chicken broth (I used 6 cups and added 2 cups water)
1 lb of fresh spinach
Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot sauté garlic and onion in 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
- Add chicken broth, carrots, and salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, gently boil for 10 minutes or until carrots are mostly cooked.
- Add kielbasa and beans, let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add fresh spinach (spinach will wilt and become soft, add big handfuls at a time and stir).
April Lynn Boos + Hannah