CONTEST WINNER: Smoked Kielbasa and White Bean Soup

CONTEST WINNER: Smoked Kielbasa and White Bean Soup


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This recipe is the winner of the 2008 Fall Soup Recipe Contest! "If done right, soups can be a delightful and versatile one pot meal. This recipe is no exception with the heartiness of the sausage and the comfort of the white beans. The chicken stock and vegetables add a great balance of flavor to every bite.

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  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 C. yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 C. celery, small diced
  • 3/4 C. carrots, small diced
  • 1 Tbs. jalapeño pepper, deseeded and minced
  • 1 Tbs. fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. corn meal
  • 2 14 oz. cans low sodium chicken stock
  • 3 15 oz. cans white northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2–3 C. smoked kielbasa sausage, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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In a heavy duty pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and butter until the butter is melted. Next, add onion, carrot, and celery. Cook the vegetables in the oil for 3-5 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Then add the jalapeño, corn meal and garlic. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Finally, add the chicken stock, white beans and sausage. Simmer on medium low heat for 30-35 minutes until the beans are tender and the sausage is heated through.This hearty soup was made by Culinary Cory of

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