Rustic Sausage & Potato Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 6-7 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • ½ pound sausage
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 cups of beef stock or chicken stock
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 head of kale, chopped
  • Optional: shredded Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in stockpot, remove slices when finished, crumble and set aside
  2. Cook the sausage, onion, and garlic in the bacon grease until meat is browned and onions are soft (if sausage is already super-fatty, you can drain some of the grease)
  3. Add cubed potatoes and 6 cups of stock, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20-30 minutes until potatoes are soft
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir in milk, kale, and crumbled bacon
  5. Cook 5-10 minutes longer
  6. (If the soup is too thick, thin it with some extra milk)
  7. Optional: Sprinkle with a handful of shredded Parmesan cheese before serving
Recipe by The Prairie Homestead at http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2010/12/sausage-potato-soup.html