1 lb ground Italian sausage (mild or spicy)
2 strips thick sliced bacon, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 t garlic, chopped
68 ounces chicken stock
2 14.5 oz cannellini beans
1/2 of a 16 oz bag of kale
1 c half-and-half (or milk if you want to make it lighter)
Brown sausage, remove to paper towel lined plate, drain and blot to remove excess grease. Remove any remaining sausage grease.
Add chopped bacon and onion. Saute until onion is translucent.
Add garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes.
Add chicken stock, beans, sausage, and kale.
Simmer until kale is cooked to your liking.
Finish with the half-and-half.
NOTE - For those that do not want the beans you can substitute potatoes.
IP NOTE - 5/10