You may have made this before, as I do often. But, I decided to try to add some green to the soup and decided to add spinach. I am always trying to eat more dark green vegetables. Try this one as I think you will like it!
1 package dry 15 bean soup, soaked overnight
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
8 cups water
1 large can chopped tomatoes
3 large carrots, sliced
1 ring smoked sausage of your choice, sliced in 1/4 inch piecs
1 bunch spinach, washed, stems removed
Put the beans in a large bowl, cover with water. Leave overnight
Drain beans and set aside.
Saute oil, onion, celery and garlic until onion is golden.
Add water, tomatoes, carrots, sausage and spinach.
Simmer on low for 2 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
Serve with french bread. Can also be used as a side dish with other main meal meats such as fried chicken, ribs or any other you are serving.