Simple bean soup with a kick
This is a basic bean soup recipe with a spicy pork kick.
You Will Need
Heat olive oil in a large pot.
Add celery, carrots and onion and sauté until veggies soften, about 15 minutes.
Add in garlic and 3 sprigs of thyme. Stir until the garlic is well blended, about a minute.
Add beans, wine and chicken stock and bring to boil.
Reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes.
Turn off heat, remove thyme stems and blend with an immersion blender until soup is mostly smooth.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the leaves from the remaining thyme sprig and mix into soup.
Bring soup back up to a simmer for another 5 minutes.
Turn off heat, salt and pepper again to taste.
Serve hot, topped with chorizo croutons.
Slice the chorizo as thinly as possible.
Add a tablespoon of water into a large non-stick skillet and heat on low.
Add chorizo and stir continuously until there is a pool of fat left in the pan.
Transfer the chorizo slices to a plate or bowl lined with paper towels.