Portuguese Bean Soup

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Total Time
2hrs 30mins
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2 hrs 30 mins

This is a hearty soup that thickens naturally with the added potato chunks. It makes a BIG pot, but don't worry, it reheats well (just add more water as needed before reheating).

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  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Simmer ham and sausage for 2 hours. Remove ham and cut into bite size pieces, then return to pot.
  2. Add potatoes, carrots, onions, spices and tomato sauce. Continue simmering until carrots are cooked (about 15 minutes), then add beans and cabbage. Simmer until cabbage is wilted.
  3. Ten minutes before serving, add macaroni and stir well, then simmer until macaroni is cooked.
  4. This soup is easy to personalize to your own tastes, so feel free to add any other veggies (green beans are a favorite!) or ingredients you'd like.