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White Bean and Chorizo Soup

Soups don’t get any cozier than this number. Spicy chorizo, hearty white beans, and a bunch of kale join forces for an ultra-comforting concoction. 40 minutes to make, and will fill your house with an aroma that will make you wish for colder weather.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
14oz spicy chorizo sausage, casings removed
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
3 carrots, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
3/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, To Taste
1/2 cup dry white wine
4 cups chicken bone broth
2 (15 ounce) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch kale, stems discarded and leaves torn
Parmesan, for serving
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, for serving

Heat oil over medium high in a large, heavy-bottomed pot. Add chorizo, using the back of a fork to break into small crumbles. Cook until chorizo is browned and crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Remove chorizo with a slotted spoon and set aside. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons oil.

Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, carrots, celery, and mushrooms and cook until veggies are soft and completely cooked down, another 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Add wine, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Let wine reduce by half, about 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and beans and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, add cooked chorizo, and let simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste.

Add torn kale leaves and let cook until slightly wilted, about 2 minutes. Serve in bowls with freshly grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, and crusty bread (if desired).

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