Spicy Red Bean Soup

Spicy Red Bean Soup

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Scotty Carreiro
Recipe by  Scotty Carreiro

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 20 or more servings



  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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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 of work for not a very impressive meal. Will not be making this again.



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, but for those of us who grew up on this ethnic taste, it is like a trip back in time. My husband, and honorary Portguese, has struggled to "duplicate" my Grandmother's recipe AND my mother's. He can't do it. This soup comes close. Thanks, Scotty!



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.

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Amount Per Serving (20 total)

  • Calories
  • 387 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 41.3 g
  • 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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