Spicy Red Bean Soup

Spicy Red Bean Soup


"This is a hearty soup served by my grandmother at many family gatherings. It is an absolute favorite. Tastes even better the next day! It is made with linguica, which is a slim Portuguese sausage heavily flavored with garlic. Linguica can be found in Latin American markets and many supermarkets."


servings 387 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 17.5 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1283 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the oil and the onion. Saute for 5 minutes, or until onion is tender. Add the paprika, ketchup, water, soup mix, salt and pepper and stir well. Cut the linguica and chourico into 3 inch pieces and add to the soup.
  2. In a food processor or blender, puree the beans in small batches and add to the pot. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 to 3 hours. Add the potatoes and simmer for another hour. Break the spaghetti into 3 to 4 inch pieces, add to the pot and simmer for another 15 minutes, or until spaghetti is tender.
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  1. 15 Ratings


This soup is a lot more sweet than spicy, probably because of the amount of ketchup in it. It is somewhat reminiscent of baked beans. Anyhow, it was not what we expected, and it was quite a lot ...

I am 75% Portuguese and I grew up on this soup. My 86 year old full-blooded Portuguese Grandmother STILL makes me this soup every time I visit. It is a cultural thing! It isn't for everyone,...

This soup was great! The only thing I changed was to add more water as with the amount called for it was too thick. I will definitely make this again.

This is one of the best soups I have ever had. The aroma will keep you hungry all day!

This soup is a favorite at all the family gatherings in Florida. We all come from Fairhaven MA, and grew up with many of our Portuguese meals made by our grandmother and our great aunts. Tast...

This was ok for me it was a little to sweet....I cut the ketchup in half....if I make this again I will leave out the potato and use less pasta

I have been asked for this recipe every time I've made this for someone new.

We made this soup at work, and lots of people tried some. It was hard to not be tempted by the fragrant smell flowing through the office all day. And the soup was fantastic, and, yes, even bette...

I treated this recipe as a skeleton and made changes based on what I had around the kitchen. I substituted one can of tomato soup instead of the full amount of ketchup, used just half a pound of...