Best Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Best Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dry kidney beans
  • 1 lb. ham hock
  • 1 lb. soup bone
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 c. celery
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 cubed potato
  • 12 oz. Portuguese sausage (linguica)
  • 3 peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 sm. cabbage

Method

  1. Soak beans overnight in 1 quart water and 1 teaspoon salt
  2. Drain
  3. Add remaining ingredients except sausage and cabbage with 8 cups water
  4. Simmer partially covered 4 to 5 hours adding water if need
  5. Add sausage and cabbage
  6. Simmer 30 minutes
  7. Remove ham hock and soup bone, pick off meat and return to soup
  8. Serves 10

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