All ingredients come from the freezer or the refrigerator and are assembled at time of use. Freshly cooked beans are better than the tinned variety so have some on hand always -- all beans work well for this wonderful soup!
Kielbasa is a Polish sausage available in Polish shops. Use sausage of your choice if kielbasa can't be found.
I started with a base of sauteed onions and carrots (in olive oil). Boy, was this delicious!! I added much more kale and used 2 cans of chicken broth. My husband didn't think he was going to like it, but he changed his mind quickly!! I will make this again and again. - 19 Jan 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was great! I used low-sodium chicken broth (more than called for so it was more of a soup), extra kale, about 4oz turkey kielbasa, and half a can of diced tomatoes. I'll make this again for sure - so easy! - 19 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was tasting this from the pot and decided that it was just a bit too bland for my taste. I threw in a can of diced tomatoes and it tasted wonderful. That may just be me and my strong desire for taste. A fun way to use kale. - 17 Mar 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)