Canned white beans and cooked chicken meat are incorporated in chicken stock with tomatillos, green chilies, chopped tomatoes and fresh corn kernels in this chili seasoned with cumin, coriander and oregano.

Canned white beans and cooked chicken meat are incorporated in chicken stock with tomatillos, green chilies, chopped tomatoes and fresh corn kernels in this chili seasoned with cumin, coriander and oregano.

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I was served this cookie at a restaurant in Springfield, MO during a business conference. Went home and made up this recipe which has been a hit at any church gathering when I take them…better than the one I had at the conference.

I was served this cookie at a restaurant in Springfield, MO during a business conference. Went home and made up this recipe which has been a hit at any church gathering when I take them…better than the one I had at the conference.

Instead of starting with a hambone (which you won’t have unless you’ve just eaten a baked ham) and dried beans (which require significant soaking and simmering time), simply open cans of chicken broth and beans. Minced prosciutto instantly transforms commercial chicken broth into a ham-flavored soup base. Italian sausage reinforces the pork flavor and makes the soup substantial and satisfying. Mashing some of the canned beans thickens the soup and gives it the body of one that’s been long simmered. Sauteed onions, carrots and celery add depth of flavor and ensure the soup’s homemade feel.

Instead of starting with a hambone (which you won’t have unless you’ve just eaten a baked ham) and dried beans (which require significant soaking and simmering time), simply open cans of chicken broth and beans. Minced prosciutto instantly transforms commercial chicken broth into a ham-flavored soup base. Italian sausage reinforces the pork flavor and makes the soup substantial and satisfying. Mashing some of the canned beans thickens the soup and gives it the body of one that’s been long simmered. Sauteed onions, carrots and celery add depth of flavor and ensure the soup’s homemade feel.

A comforting bean soup with spicy sausage and leafy kale. Easy to put together and delicious on a cold winter’s day. You can substitute other sausage, onion instead of shallots, and other greens for the kale, and it will still be tasty!

A comforting bean soup with spicy sausage and leafy kale. Easy to put together and delicious on a cold winter’s day. You can substitute other sausage, onion instead of shallots, and other greens for the kale, and it will still be tasty!

A rich and delicious chili soup with many layers of flavors, that does not include tomatoes, pepper skins or seeds, but packs plenty of heat. Adjust seasoning to your own taste, and serve with cheese if desired.

A rich and delicious chili soup with many layers of flavors, that does not include tomatoes, pepper skins or seeds, but packs plenty of heat. Adjust seasoning to your own taste, and serve with cheese if desired.