Simple Portuguese Soup Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Simple Portuguese Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 c. chopped onions
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 tbsp. oil
  • 1 lb. garlic flavored smoked sausages, cut into bite size pieces
  • 10 c. beef stock
  • 1 (#303) can kidney beans with liquid
  • 1 head green cabbage, cored and chopped into med. pieces
  • 12 sm. new potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. vinegar, less to taste
  • 1 (16 oz.) bottle ketchup, more to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Method

  1. Saute onions and garlic in the oil
  2. When they are just transparent, add sausage slices and brown lightly
  3. Add beef stock and all other ingredients
  4. Bring to boil, stirring often to keep bottom of pan from burning
  5. Reduce heat, and simmer 35 to 45 minutes or longer, stirring occasionally
  6. Correct seasonings to taste
  7. The soup freezes well except for the potatoes which will disintegrate when the soup is thawed and reheated
  8. Flavor is best when kept refrigerated a few days and reheated
  9. Will keep up to one week in the refrigerator
  10. Makes a lot so use a large container
  11. This is delicious
  12. It is a very hearty soup that needs only a bread to make a complete meal

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