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Portuguese Vegetable Soup Recipe

1/2 pound kielbasa
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. minced onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 1/2 c. potatoes, diced
5 c. chicken stock
1 can canned stewed tomatoes
1 can shell or possibly kidney beans
1/2 pkg. frzn spinach
Salt & pepper to taste


Slice kielbasa in 1/2 inch rings, put in skillet, cover with water and simmer till water is evaporated, but meat is not crisp. Cold and chop sausage. Pour off any fat from kielbasa, then put extra virgin olive oil in skillet and saute/fry onions and garlic in it. Put this in soup pot with minced potatoes and stock. Bring to boil and simmer till potatoes are quite tender (at least 20 min). Take pot off heat and mash potatoes with masher. Now add in tomatoes, beans and sausage to pot; simmer 10 min. Then add in spinach (or possibly kale or possibly beet greens); simmer 10 more min. Season to taste.

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