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Saturday, January 5, 2013

RECIPE: Tortellini and Kielbasa Soup

Alright, I said I would cook/blog more, and here I am! I'd like to assure you people of one thing regarding the recipes you'll see me on my blog: if it's here, it's easy. I find so many recipes that look amazing and wonderful and oh my god so time consuming. That leads to a lot of pinning and not a lot of doing. I want to show you things that are totally doable. Clear? Okay, cool.

The eastern European in me loves kielbasa, and the go-getter in me is upset that I've never made my own soup before. So what does that add up to? Today's recipe! Please read, enjoy, and make this wonderful dish (adapted from here) that will warm you up on nice cold days like the ones we're experiencing now. Also, it makes a ton of soup. Need I say more? Then here we go!

Kielbasa and Tortellini Soup
1 package of sliced kielbasa (I used polska kielbasa)
1 package of cheese tortellini
Spinach, fresh
2 cans of canellini beans, canned and drained
Olive oil
1 white onion, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
Sriracha, to taste
2 large cans of chicken broth (10-12 cups)
Shaved parmesan cheese

1. Coat the bottom of a stock pot in olive oil, and brown the kielbasa for about 5-10 minutes on medium high heat. Add in onions and cook until transparent, another 5 minutes or so.

2. Add in the chopped up garlic and sriracha to the spicy level of your preference. Add in spinach and let it wilt before adding your chicken broth.

3. Add the canellini beans and bring the broth to a boil. Once boiling, add the tortellini and cook as directed until tender (mine took about 7 minutes).

4. Boom, guess what? You're done! Bowl that delicious goodness up and top with some parmesan.

You guys, this was absolutely delicious. It makes enough for 6-8 people, so I'm currently sporting a ton of leftovers for the upcoming cold days. And if I haven't convinced you yet, here's some motivation:


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