Classic Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Classic Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe


  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 lb. country sausage
  • 1/2 lb. Italian sausage
  • 3 1/2 oz. Pepperoni, sliced
  • 1 can consomme
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 3-4 c. cabbage, chopped
  • bay leaves.
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1 (#2) can tomatoes


  1. Cook sausage to remove some of the fat
  2. Mix beans, sausage, vegetables, and seasoning
  3. Add cabbage and simmer until cabbage is done and flavors are thoroughly blended
  4. Adjust seasoning if you like spicier flavor
  5. This makes about 6 quarts of hearty soup
  6. Serve with Hawaiian sweet bread or corn bread
  7. Variation: Can be made with dry beans of calico bean mixture
  8. Soak beans overnight
  9. Simmer until done and add other ingredients

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