Hearty Bean Soup




  1. Heat oil in large soup pot; add onions, celery and carrots and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Rinse beans under cold water until water runs clear; add to onions, celery and carrots.
  3. Add chicken stock, kielbasa, 4 thyme sprigs.
  4. Salt and pepper liberally
  5. Bring to a boil; reduce to a slow simmer and cook for at least 1 hour.
  6. After 1 hour, use a potato mashers and mash some of the beans.
  7. Stir and cook for another 30 minutes.