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Simple bean soup with a kick
This is a basic bean soup recipe with a spicy pork kick.

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  • Step 1

    Heat olive oil in a large pot.

  • Step 2

    Add celery, carrots and onion and sauté until veggies soften, about 15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add in garlic and 3 sprigs of thyme. Stir until the garlic is well blended, about a minute.

  • Step 4

    Add beans, wine and chicken stock and bring to boil.

  • Step 5

    Reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Turn off heat, remove thyme stems and blend with an immersion blender until soup is mostly smooth.

  • Step 7

    Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 8

    Add the leaves from the remaining thyme sprig and mix into soup.

  • Step 9

    Bring soup back up to a simmer for another 5 minutes.

  • Step 10

    Turn off heat, salt and pepper again to taste.

  • Step 11

    Serve hot, topped with chorizo croutons.

  • Step 12

    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.

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