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Chickpeas, Kale and Andouille Sausage Soup

This recipe is for a hearty soup, made with andouille sausage, cooked chickpeas, and chopped kale, along with flavors of the Caribbean. This soup makes a delicious meal with toasted or warm bread.
Prep Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Author Gemma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried Chickpeas Garbanzo Beans (1 cup of dried chickpeas will make about 3 cups of cooked chickpeas)
  • 2 tablespoons Enduie or one smoked or cured meat bacon or other type of meat is fine
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 larger Shallots sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 oz andouille sausages, sliced
  • 3 handfuls kale chopped
  • ? cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons low sodium chicken bouillon powder
  • ½ teaspoon Gemma’s Mango Gourmet Hot Sauce
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain chickpeas in cold water. Pick out any stones and dark brown chickpeas. Rinse and place in a large bowl with 4 cups of water. Let soak for about 4 hours or longer.
  • Drain water, put drained chickpeas into your crock pot. Add water 4 cups of water, enduie, smoked or cured meat, and shallots.
  • Cook on High for 2-3 hours or until soft. Remove 4 ladles of peas + cooking liquid and puree in your blender. (add whole cooked garlic to blender to blend also). Set aside.
  • In a dutch oven or a heavy bottom pot, heat oil. Add sausages and let fry for about 2 - 4 minutes while making sure they do not burn.
  • Add kale and stir to combine.
  • Add cooked chickpeas and bring to a boil. Add heavy cream and pureed chickpeas and continue to boil.
  • Add unsalted butter, low sodium chicken bouillon powder, gourmet hot sauce. Add salt to taste. Continue to cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve with warm crusty bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg