Portuguese Leek Soup Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Portuguese Leek Soup Recipe


  • 1 1/2 lb. stew meat
  • 1 c. dry white beans
  • 1 lg. bunch leeks or 2 bunches Swiss chard or Chinese cabbage
  • 2 lg. yellow onions
  • salt.
  • pepper.
  • garlic salt.
  • add extra water as needed.


  1. Stir throughout
  2. Soak beans in water overnight
  3. Rinse off and cook beans in 3 to 4 quarts water on simmer about 1 to 2 hours until a bean is soft between thumb and first finger
  4. Add stew meat cut in bite size cubes
  5. Cook with lid on another hour or more – add onions chopped in bite size pieces
  6. Continue to simmer another 1/2 hour
  7. Add fresh, washed, chopped greens all at once
  8. Cook another 20 minutes, 1/2 hour, until meat is very tender (now chewy)
  9. Season as desired

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