Collard Greens and Bean Soup is a new spin on those classic southern collard greens.  The addition of kielbasa, black beans and Great Northern beans make this healthy vegetable into a full meal.
Collard Greens and Beans Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
 

Collard Greens and Bean Soup is a new spin on those classic southern collard greens.  The addition of kielbasa, black beans and Great Northern beans make this healthy vegetable into a full meal.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Collard Green Soup, Collard Greens and Bean Soup, Swamp Soup
Servings: 12 people
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 14 ounces kielbasa, diced
  • 1 pound collard greens
  • 32 ounces chicken or vegetable broth
  • 15.5 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15.5 ounces Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup vinegar
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • to taste Tabasco
Instructions
  1. In a large stock pan or saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add onions and kielbasa and saute until lightly browned; add garlic and saute for 1 minute longer.

  3. Add collard greens that have been washed, chopped and have had the center core removed. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until collards begin to wilt; add chicken broth. Add water until the collards are covered completely. (additional chicken broth can be used instead.)

  4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until collards are tender.

  5. Add vinegar, sugar, Tabasco, salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes