Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 22 minutes
Recipe from "Eating Well Serves Two" (The Countryman Press, $24.95, 256 pages) by Jim Romanoff and the test kitchens of Eating Well.
1/4 cup chorizo sausage, casing removed, halved and sliced
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
One 14-ounce can reduced- sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup water
1 small russet potato, peeled and sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
4 cups kale, ribs removed, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add chorizo; cook, stirring, until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer the chorizo to a paper towel-lined plate; wipe out the pot.
Heat oil in the pot over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add broth, water, potato and garlic; increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potato is tender, 6-9 minutes. Lightly mash the potato with a wooden spoon.
Add kale, a handful at a time, waiting until it has wilted before adding more. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the reserved chorizo, and season with pepper.