Tuscan Style Ribolita with Sausage and Kale
PUBLISHED ON: 04.27.2017
Ribolita translated from Italian means “reboiled”. Translate “reboiled” in english equates to “leftovers”. This is a hearty peasant stew with a thousand Italian family variations. There are a few core ingredients; tomatoes, kale (dark green variety known as lacinato), cannellini beans, and stale bread. I did not include the bread in this particular recipe but, you can easily prepare a few toasted croutons with olive oil and Parmesan cheese to top this delicious stew.
The idea behind this stew is to use what you may have leftover from a couple of days of meals. If you are eating pretty good you will probably have a few vegetables to add to the pot, and maybe even a leftover baguette from the weekend to make a few croutons. The stew is versatile and can be made ahead of time and with any variety of vegetables you may have available.
This makes for a big pot on Sunday and a healthy lunch or dinner throughout the week.
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add onion, carrot, garlic and chili pepper flakes to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, for 5-6 minutes, until the vegetables have softened. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat into pieces, until browned, for 3-4 minutes.
Add the diced tomatoes, cannelloni beans, chicken stock to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the kale to the pot and cook, covered, until the kale has wilted. Season with salt and pepper, if necessary.
Interesting recipe and one I have bookmarked. Thanks Velva, have a good day Diane
It looks healthy and delicious..and perfect for the COLD weather we have here…this morning it was just 2C…unseasonably cold!
Kale and sausage work so well together!
We Are Not Martha
Ooh I love everything about this stew and could definitely see myself eating it for dinner and bringing leftovers for lunch. Yum!Sues
hello, kale! this is definitely hearty, and as someone who ALWAYS has random leftovers, i love the idea of it!
Good recipe, Velva! Healthy makes it even better.
love this recipe Velva look absolutely delicious 🙂
Cheri Savory Spoon
Love this rustic dish full of veggies and sausage. I bet this is delicious.
This looks like a dinner we would love, Velva! Great combinations flavors!
Recetas al instante
Looks really good.My cooking blog is in spanish with google translator in many Languages so I hope you liked.Olga.
Inger @ Art of Natural Living
This looks wonderful–and different from any recipe I have. It will be perfect in a couple months when the kale and tomatoes start arriving from the CSAs! I even make my own Italian sausage (see: http://artofnaturalliving.com/2016/03/03/homemade-italian-sausage-sandwiches/ )
Agness of Run Agness Run
This dish seems mouth-watering, Velva! Awesome recipe!
chow and chatter
Yum yum yum! Looks so delicious!