Tuscan Bean Soup

My folks made this recently and it’s really good.

2 T EVOO or butter
2 C onion, chopped
2 C carrots, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
4 C chicken or beef stock
1 1/2 C dried white beans, soaked overnight
1-15oz can tomatoes
3/4lb Italian sausage, browned
1/2 C red wine
1 t basil
1 t oregano
1 t sage
1 t thyme
1 t parsley
1 bunch kale, washed, torn into pieces, stems discarded
parmesan or romano cheese

Saute onions, carrots and garlic in soup pot until onions are translucent. Add too stock, beans, tomatoes, browned sausage, wine and herbs. Bring to a boil, then simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add kale the last 15 minutes. Serve with grated parmesan or romano cheese.


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