ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Favorite Soup - Kale and Chorizo Stew

Updated on March 22, 2014

This is my absolute favorite soup recipe. I found it years ago on the Food Network and have adapted it over the years to suit my own tastes perfectly. It's a delicious, healthy, and filling one bowl meal that's easy to prepare.

This soup uses chorizo, a Portuguese sausage. In stores you will most often find it in cooked links. This soup is based off a recipe that uses cooked chorizo. However, I have adapted the recipe over the years to use uncooked chorizo, as I much prefer the flavor it adds to the soup. It is easy to find in stores in the South, though I could rarely find it when I lived in the Northeast. If you use cooked sausage, simply chop it into pieces and add it with the first splash of chicken stock.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 6-8


  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion
  • 1 Large Bunch of Kale
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced potatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 small Chorico sausage links, uncooked - about 3 ounces
  • 1 quart chicken stock


  1. Put a large soup pot on medium-high heat.
  2. While pan heats, prepare the ingredients. Wash and chop the kale. Chop onions, mince garlic, and open all cans.
  3. Add a little oil, butter, or cooking spray to the pot, then add the onions. I prefer to caramelize mine.
  4. Remove chorico from casings and start to cook in the pot. Make sure to break up the meat so it cooks evenly. Once meat is cooked, add garlic and stir. Cook on medium-high heat until garlic is fragrant.
  5. Add a little chicken stock to the pot. Scrap the bottom of the pot to make sure nothing sticks. Add kale to the pot and put on the lid. I add a lot of kale so mine will usually take up the entire pot, but don't worry it will wilt so there is still plenty of room. Wait for the kale to wilt, about 5 minutes.
  6. Once kale is wilted, add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes - until everything is heated and cooked through. Then set to the side and let it cool.
'Oreados' Mini-Chorizo 4 Pack - 6.4 Ounces
'Oreados' Mini-Chorizo 4 Pack - 6.4 Ounces

When I lived in Pennsylvania, this is the kind of chorizo I would use for the recipe. It's got a good flavor and I would just use all 4 links in the package. It's also great chopped and cooked with eggs for breakfast.

The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe's Western Coast
The New Portuguese Table: Exciting Flavors from Europe's Western Coast

This recipe inspired me to try more Portuguese foods and ingredients. This was one of the books I checked out and it's full of great recipe ideas.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Zdiddle profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @AnonymousC831: Sure is! Really easy to make too. Thanks for stopping by!

    • AnonymousC831 profile image


      4 years ago from Kentucky

      Looks delicious.

    • Zdiddle profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @Elsie Hagley: It's perfect for winter. It's nearing Spring here and I just made some last week, so it's good year round!

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I will make this, it's my kind of food, especially with winter around the corner in NZ.

    • Zdiddle profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @paulahite: That's great. Thanks!

    • paulahite profile image

      Paula Hite 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Yum! Its been featured on our Google+ page today! Come and visit!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)