In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add sausage and brown, stirring occasionally and breaking into smaller pieces. Cook about 10 minutes.
Add onion, carrots, potato, and bay leaves. Season with salt to taste. Cook ~10 minutes until vegetables are softened.
Add beans and garlic, cook 2-3 minutes more.
Add kale and cook until wilted. Add chicken stock.
Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
This soup actually tastes better the second day, so don't be afraid to make it ahead and reheat it. Best served with a nice crusty bread.
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