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    Portuguese Bean Soup

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    2 hrs 30 mins

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    Chilicat's Note:

    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. 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. 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. 3
      Ten minutes before serving, add macaroni and stir well, then simmer until macaroni is cooked.
    4. 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.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 09, 2011


      This recipe is most definitely a keeper!! It's thick and hearty and full of wonderful flavors!! I didn't have a ham bone or ham hocks but did have some ham broth from doing a spiral ham in my crockpot. I used the broth plus enough water to make the 8 cups of liquid and a ham slice cut into a package of kielbasa for the sausage. I left out the salt thinking there would be enough from the meats and broth .......which there was. I have a feeling this is one of those soups that I could eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner!! Thanks so much for posting.....this recipe will be used over and over in the future!

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    • on October 03, 2009


      What can I say? A perfectly tasty and simple dish to make. Made a huge pot - must say I doubled most of the veg to the ratio of two smoked pork shanks (that's a lot of meat and flavour). Ate as much as I could fit into the body and froze the rest. re-heats beautifully. Thanks for a wonderful winter warmer - economical, easy and oh so tasty!

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    • on March 25, 2008


      Perfect! I did make changes like using veggie broth instead of water; one can tomato paste instead of 2 cans tomato sauce, and I forgot to put in the macaroni because the soup was already so stuffed with ingredients. I also made this the crockpot way - literally dumping in everything into the crockpot and cooking on low for about 8 hours. Thanks for a keeper.

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    Nutritional Facts for Portuguese Bean Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (594 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 220.4
    Calories from Fat 8
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 936.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
    Sugars 9.4 g
    Protein 8.7 g

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    smoked pork shanks

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