Simple Portuguese Vegetable Soup Recipe

Recipe Category: Portuguese

Simple Portuguese Vegetable Soup Recipe


  • 1/2 lb. kielbasa
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 c. potatoes, diced
  • 5 c. chicken stock
  • 1 can canned stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can shell or kidney beans
  • 1/2 pkg. frozen spinach
  • salt & pepper to taste.
  • Method

  • Slice kielbasa in 1/2 inch rings, put in skillet, cover with water and simmer until water is evaporated, but meat is not crisp
  • Cool and chop sausage
  • Pour off any fat from kielbasa, then put olive oil in skillet and saute onions and garlic in it
  • Put this in soup pot with chopped potatoes and stock
  • Bring to boil and simmer until potatoes are quite tender (at least 20 minutes)
  • Take pot off heat and mash potatoes with masher
  • Now add tomatoes, beans and sausage to pot; simmer 10 minutes
  • Then add spinach (or kale or beet greens); simmer 10 more minutes
  • Season to taste
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