So, the weather’s finally turned freezing here in Chicago so it’s time to get the kale out of the ground. I still feel like a really crazy new mother without a ton of time to cook or eat, so I’ve decided to make some soup. Amazing because I can dump everything a pot, and I can eat it one bite at a time as I have time 🙂
This can be made on the stove top, but I decided to make it in the crock pot because I just don’t have the time to watch a pot on the stove. The soup is great the day it’s made and even better the day after ( I even froze some of the extra).
Portuguese Kale Soup, Slow Cooker Recipe
1 1/2 cups diced onions
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
6 red skin potatoes, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick
8 cups gf Pacific Foods Free Range Chicken Broth
1 can Organic Kidney Beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dark red kidney beans, rinsed
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
12 oz precooked chicken chorizo. Sausages, halved and cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 large bunch of kale, deveined and sliced into strips (about 8 cups)
EDIT: I’m changing this…You know why? Because this was full of uneccessary steps and I haven’t done it like this in forever (feel free to if you want but honestly I think it pretty much turns out the same….)
In a medium pan, sauteed onions and garlic in olive oil over medium-high heat until soft. Stir in the paprika and cayenne pepper. Cook about 1 minute. Deglaze pan with 1 cup chicken broth, be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to get all of the seasoning.
the mixture everything but the kale into your crock pot, then add the chicken broth. Add the potatoes, tomatoes, beans , and chorizo.
Cover and cook on high for 6 hours. Stir in the chopped kale and cook for one hour longer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
This sounds so good, especially since it’s only 7 degrees here today! I have it in the crockpot right now! Wondering though, does it freeze well? Would be nice to freeze half for another day & an easy dinner 🙂
Hi! Yes it freezes great! Actually, I have a package of chorizo in the freezer right now because I was planning on making a batch of this to freeze for easy lunches during the week. Hope you enjoy it!
Can you tell me how many this serves?
I’m estimating here because I don’t have an exact measurement but I would say this serves 8, those are pretty large bowls.
This recipe sounds and looks delicious! Reminds me of my grandmother and grandfather. Where I live linguiça is the only close substitute for the meat you used, would it still cook well in this recipe? Thank you! 🙂
Yes! That’s pork chorizo right? I have trouble finding any that is gluten free but if you can then it will sub perfectly!
Linguica is the way they make it all throughout Provincetown, MA which is a Portuguese town. The first time I tasted it was in Portuguese Kale Soup in Provincetown. Absolutely delicious!
Linguica is the best because its not as spicy even in the spicy variety. Long live Amaral’s, Gaspar’s, and Mello’s linquica.
can you let me know the brand name of the sausage?
Hi Maria, I’m scratching my head trying to remember. I got it at Whole Foods. The next time I go I will figure out the brand name. Sorry I can’t be of more help now!
Are you using fresh chopped tomatoes? If so, what variety do you typically prefer? Could you sub with canned diced tomatoes?
I usually do use fresh tomatoes because honestly, I usually have a few bordering on over ripe that need to be used. You could always sub it with canned diced tomatoes also!