Portuguese Bean Soup

Portuguese Bean Soup


"A healthy, delicious and filling traditional Portuguese dish passed down from my grandmother."


2 h 50 m servings 268 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 581 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place ham hock, linguica, onion, and water into a Dutch oven over high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Remove meat from ham hock, chop, and return to soup. Stir in potatoes, celery, carrots, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and garlic. Cover, and continue simmering for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in cabbage and kidney beans, cook until the cabbage has softened, about 10 minutes.
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  1. 29 Ratings


I would given this 5 stars, but while I'm making this, it dawned on me that you did not have macaroni pasta in this recipe. Also, I made sure there was enough water to cover my ham hocks/sausage...

was reading another review here...traditional Portuguese soup....from when i grew up in Hawaii and which my grandmother is absolutely famous for....NEVER had pasta of any kind in it. this is he...

Thanks Pikala, Quick and easy. In the winter I can go right down the street here in Fatima, Portugal and order this off the menu at most restaurants. When I make this at home I use less water b...

I've been away from home (Hawaii) many, many years. I was so excited to see this recipe. Excellent and very much what I remember growing up. I can't eat pork, so I did replace ham hock with s...

This soup was well worth it! My husband asked when we were going to have it again. I followed the recipe, but pulsed the tomatoes in my food processor before adding them to the soup. My husba...

We had some linguica that needed to be used, and I found this recipe while looking to alternatives to my standard kale/white bean/potato soup... Like others, I didn't have a ham hock, but did ha...

This is the best comfort food!!! I substituted the linguica with a local spiced sausage (we don't have linguica available) and a little less water. I served it to my Protugese friends and they l...

This recipe is excellent. I didn't have a ham hock and made it with just linguica. Next time I will plan a little better. My husband wanted me to leave the potatoes out so I did. This recipe is ...

This was a good recipe, I used Portuguese sausage, and smoked sausage and 3 ham hocks, instead of 1. I also added a handful of macaroni noodles. It was pretty tasty.