Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add sausages. Use a fork to break up the meat and cook stirring often about 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir in onion, pepper, garlic, chili powder, and tomato paste. Cook until onion is soft about 3 minutes.
Add broth and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Add beans and kale. Stirring occasionally, until kale is cooked, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in lime juice just before serving.
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I priced 13-bean soup mix recently and thought it was very expensive. I still had some at home. The recipe called for 2 cups of the mix. Instead I used 1/2 cup of the mix and 1/2 cup each of three kinds of cheaper beans I had on hand.
Instead of mixing the beans together, you can layer the beans. Very pretty! Just use about 1/8 cup of each bean until you fill the container.
These can make a great gift. Take a pint jar, layer the different beans, put the spices in a small Ziploc bag. Print cooking instructions on paper and glue to a recipe card.
This was a favorite of my dad's when I was a kid.
Place beans into a 3 1/2 cup jar (layer or mix together) with a tight-fitting lid. Place pasta in a ziplock baggie and place on top of the beans.