Kale, Bean, Potato and Sausage Soup

1/2 lb smoked sausage such as kielbasa

4 Tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb small potatoes, sliced 1/2" thick

Salt and pepper to taste

4 cups packed finely shredded kale

2 cups cooked kidney beans

1. Slice sausage into 1/2" thick rounds.  Cook in 2 tablespoons olive oil until browned.  Remove from pan and drain.  

2.  Add onion and garlic to pan and saute until soft, about 5 mins.  Add potatoes and 6 cups water.  Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes.

3.  Drain the potatoes, leaving cooking liquid in pot.  Roughly mash them then return them to the pot.  Season with salt and pepper.

4.  Add the kale, sausage, beans, and 2 tablespoons olive oil to the soup.  Bring to a boil then simmer until the kale has wilted, about 10 minutes.  Check seasonings and serve.