Sausage and White Bean Soup
(2 servings)Soak beans overnight in twice the amount of water.
1/2 cup navy beans, dry
Drain and rinse.
Add water to the beans in a pan, in a ratio of 2-3 times the volume of beans. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Drain, rinse and refrigerate until it's time to make the soup.
Saute shallots and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.
1/4 cup shallots, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon olive oil
Remove casing from sausage link and crumble into pan.
1-4 ounce Italian sausage link
Brown for 2-3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, pepper, thyme, oregano and bay leaf to pan.
4 Romano tomatoes, cubed
Fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
3 sprigs oregano
1 bay leaf
Stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
Stir in greens and cooked beans.
2 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach and greens
Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
I purchase most of my meat from Working H Farms Stare where they raise and butcher their own animals.
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