Portuguese Kale Soup

Portuguese Kale Soup


"The best Portuguese soup made by my mother, Christina L. Pacheco"


8 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 302 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 14.9 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 321 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Soak beans in twice their volume of water 8 hours or overnight.
  2. In a large pot, place drained beans, chorizo, soup bones and 1 quart water (or more as needed to cover). Cook over medium heat until beans are just beginning to be tender, 1 hour.
  3. Stir in cabbage, kale, potatoes and enough hot water to cover. Cook until potatoes are tender, 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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  1. 55 Ratings


Im 100% Portuguese, born in Azores, Portugal, this recipe needed help. This is what I did to improve it 100%. Instead of beef bones I used 8 c boiling water and to it added 8 beef bouillon cube...

This is a good recipe and if you're from R.I. or SE Mass then you know all about Portugese soup. I'll give you a couple of twists on the recipe provided that will make it a little easier and tas...

John, your mom certainly knew what she was doing because my family and I agreed that this was one of the best soups we've ever eaten! I didn't add the bones to the soup, however, slowly roasted ...