Finely chop all vegetables including tomatoes and potato. Drain soaked beans,discarding liquid.
In a medium pot, add olive oil and butter.
When oil is hot, addchopped carrot, onion, celery, tomatoes. Saute, but do not brown. Addchopped potato, paprika, and chicken stock.
When this reaches a boil,addkidney beans and turn down heat to a simmer. Add tomato paste .
Let cook 45-60minutes, stirring occasionally. When beans are soft to the touch add sausage and cayenne pepper.
Season to taste.
“This is a great recipe. It’s got tons of flavor, inexpensive ingredients, and it was very easy to make. I followed the other reviewers and used canned tomatoes and canned beans. I will be making this again for sure!”
“This soup is delicious. I used a can of petite diced tomatos instead of fresh tomatos and 8 cups of water instead of stock. Did everything else as directed. Thank you for sharing.”
“Excellent soup for a chilly day I used a tin of kidney beans and a tin of white beans plus all the veggiesbut no sausage- I didn’t have any at home,The recipe workedeven without itbut I know I would have love the choizo in it! Thanks for a lovely lunch”