Kale Soup

2 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 tsp. salt
1-2 cans kidney beans
1 lbs. linguica or chourico
1 med. Onion
2 bunches of kale (or 4 boxes of frozen kales)
6 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 head of cabbage, shredded (optional) shank meat or chuck roast (optional)

Place linguica or chourico (and meat if used), in pot. Add red pepper, onion and salt, cover with water. Bring water to boil, simmer until meat in almost done. Add kale, cabbage, and kidney beans to broth.  When kale, is about half-cooked add potatoes and cook additional

30 minutes.  Serves 8.