Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By HEIDI MILCH
from BUFFALO, NY

No exciting story here - just really good, really easy, and pretty healthy!

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients

  •   1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  •   1 lb
    poultry sausage (i like hot but can use mild), removed from casing, rolled into 1 inch balls
  •   4 clove
    minced garlic
  •   1/2 c
    brown rice
  •   1
    head escarole (about a pound)
  •   32 oz
    chicken stock
  •   3 can(s)
    (15oz each) cannellini beans, drained
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How To Make

  • 1
    Heat oil in soup pot over MEDIUM, add sausage balls and sear all around (5 minutes)
  • 2
    Add garlic, rice and escarole....stir, cover and let steam about 5 minutes
  • 3
    Raise the heat to HIGH, add the stock and bring to a boil...reduce to MEDIUM-LOW and simmer (covered) about 15 minutes (until sausage is cooked through and rice is tender)
  • 4
    Add the cannellini beans and stir, salt and pepper to taste....simmer 5 more minutes until soup is heated through
  • 5
    Serve with some fresh grated romano cheese

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