Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated~Confucius
There is nothing complicated here. Only a few fresh ingredients needed. Take a moment and savor the simplicity.
Potato and Kale Soup
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 strips applewood bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 large carrots, diced
6 medium yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
A half-bunch fresh kale leaves (8-10) with the stem removed, chopped
8 cups chicken stock
1 can cannelloni beans drained
A good pinch of kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper
In a 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add bacon, onion. and carrot. Sauté until the onion is translucent and the bacon is slightly crisp (3-5 minutes). Add garlic, pinch of salt and ground black pepper. Cook another minute. Add kale. Cook another 3-5 minutes until kale has wilted. Add chicken stock, beans and potatoes.
Simmer for approximately 25-30 minutes. Soup is done when potatoes are easily pierced with a fork and kale is tender.