Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Chili with Kale

Hot, hearty Italian-inspired chili with high-impact flavor
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Christine Friesenhahn

This hot, hearty Italian-inspired chili with high-impact flavor and beautiful color is a snap to make. Tell your nona you spent all day in the kitchen preparing it, so she won't think you're a slacker.

6
Servings
906
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  bulk Italian sausage, spicy or sweet
  • 8  Ounces  jar sun dried tomatoes in oil, chopped, undrained
  • sixteen-ounce cans beans, such as BUSH’S garbanzo beans, drained
  • sixteen-ounce cans beans, such as BUSH’S cannellini beans, drained
  • sixteen-ounce can beans, such as BUSH'S great northern beans, drained
  • sixteen-ounce can beans, such as BUSH'S navy beans, drained
  • 2  Tablespoons  chicken base
  • quarts water
  • 1/2  Cup  cider vinegar
  • 4  Cups  chopped kale leaves, tightly packed
  • 8  Ounces  tomato paste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1  Cup  pasta, such as dry Stelline (stars) pasta
  • Crusty bread, for serving

Directions

In stockpot or Dutch oven, crumble and brown the sausage. Add the tomatoes and oil, the canned beans, the chicken base, water, vinegar, and kale.

Gently stir in the tomato paste and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes until kale is softened.

Add pasta and cook for 15 minutes. Add additional salt or vinegar as desired to create a bright, flavorful broth.

Serve with crusty bread for sopping.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
67%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
151mg
50%
Carbohydrate, by difference
57g
44%
Protein
61g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
263mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
237mg
24%
Choline, total
146mg
34%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
65mg
20%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Phosphorus, P
626mg
89%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
87µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1390mg
93%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
234g
9%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

White Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

White Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.

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