Post by chief_cook2 on Nov 5, 2005 17:42:24 GMT -6
Spicy Kielbasa Soup
1/2 pound reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, sliced and each slice cut into fourths 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green or red bell pepper, chopped 1 celery rib with leaves, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced sodium and fat free chicken broth 1 can (15-ounces) black beans or kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire roasted crushed tomatoes* 1 small zucchini, sliced 1 medium carrot, shredded 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 green onions, white and some green, chopped Zest from one lemon
*Fire-roasted tomatoes may be found in the Natural Foods section of some grocery stores.
In a nonstick skillet, cook kielbasa over medium heat until lightly browned. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic; cook an additional five minutes. Stir chicken broth, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, carrot, parsley, red pepper flakes, and pepper; cover and cook on a low simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and serve in soup bowls. Serve with a sprinkle of green onions and lemon zest.
Makes 5 (1-1/2 cup) servings
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