This is such a simple soup. It came about one day when I decided to take a nap and woke up hangry. I didn't take out any meat, and my refrigerator was rather bare. What I do always have is potatoes, and I just so happened to buy chorizo and kale -the kale was for decoration, mind you. Ha!
So! I got to making this soup. It is so hearty and full of flavor.
The chorizo is what makes it, but if you have a good hto sausage, it will work too!
3 tbsp oil (olive, canola, avocado)
1 lb of chorizo, cut into rounds, I like mine thin
1 cup diced onion
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp tony's cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/4 cup dried parsley
1 tsp red pepper flakes
3.5 lbs cubed white potatoes
3 32oz containers of chicken broth
1-2 bunches of kale, chopped roughly
3 bay leaves
In a large dutch oven heat your oil
Add the chorizo sausage and start cooking it down
Add the onion and stir until it softens- about 5 minutes
Add the potatoes, seasonings and broth and cook on a boil for about 10 minutes
Take a little over half the kale and some stock out of your pot, blend it up roughly. Please be careful while blending hot liquids.
Roughly chop the rest of the kale
Add both batches of kale to the pot and let simmer until the potatoes are tender
Serve in large soup bowls