Slow Cooker Bean and Soyrizo Stew with kale
This slow cooker soup is simple and provides a heartiness for winter. Soyrizo is a vegetarian version of chorizo and can be found where tofu is kept at your store. If you can't find it, feel free to use regular chorizo. It'll lend a rich flavor to your soup.
- Dried white beans - 2/3 cup
- Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
- Onions - 1, diced
- Carrots - 1/2 lb, diced
- Kale - 1 bunch, leaves torn, stems chopped
- Diced tomatoes (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, drained
- Soyrizo - 12 oz ((Vegetarian chorizo - can be found with the tofu))
- Chicken stock - 5 cups
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Bay leaves - 3
- Lemon - 1, juice of
- Beans - Soak in water, overnight if possible. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
- Garlic / Onions / Carrots / Kale - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Start slow cooking (will need ~8 hours) - Nestle kale leaves at the bottom of the slow cooker. Then pile on other ingredients: beans, garlic, onions, carrots, kale stems, tomatoes, soyrizo, and broth / stock. Add in salt and bay leaves. Slow cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.
- Season to taste with salt, hot sauce, or any of your spices (paprika, chili powder, cumin would all be fantastic). Remember that soups often need a lot of help in the flavor department. You're turning water into something tasty, so don't be afraid to play chef. Also try finishing the soup with some lemon juice to add brightness.
This meal has 17 reviews
I think I got the proportions off trying to make 10 servings, or the soyriso I used from Trader Joes was too much or too spicy. We had to cool it off with sour cream. It was an OK dinner.
We loved this! Even my fifteen month old toddler loves it and the kale is cooked soft enough in the slow cooker that she can chew and eat it. After reading previous reviews that the soup was watery we decided to include the tomato sauce the diced tomatoes came in. With a combination of the strong flavors in soyrizo, the tomatoes and sauce and the cumin and chili powder we added this was a very flavorful soup, I would compare it almost more to a chili.
I used regular chorizo instead of the soyrizo. It lent a nice spiciness to the stew, but the meat was mushy and off-putting to me.
Super easy and froze really well
I made it with chorizo and it was delicious! Will definitely make it again!
I thought this was great! I added some sage and paprika at the end. And I used leftover turkey stock I had. It was a little too spicy for the kids, but my husband liked it and he HATES kale! Also, I used chorizo instead of soyrizo.