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Homemade Kielbasa Bean Soup

 Homemade Kielbasa Bean Soup
LaVerne Brandmeyer of San Antonio, Texas shares this satisfying soup that's full of good-for-you ingredients, such as potatoes, cabbage and carrots. Simmer up a batch on a cold winter day.
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 pound smoked turkey kielbasa or turkey sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender.
  • Stir in broth and potato. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Return to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 147 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 694 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.