Portuguese Bean Soup

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Outta Here

This bean soup gets some "bite" from a red chile paste. I have included a link to a homemade version, but you might try a bottle Thai or Indian Chili Paste.

Top Review by Tea Girl

I made a couple of changes to this, used Thai chili paste and used a Turkish sausage that is more or less the same other than being beef rather than pork. However it is a wonderful recipe that I really loved and I will be making it again for sure. It is cold and rainy so this hot, spicy, garlicy soup was perfect. I will be making this again for sure. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT 8.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tbls olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and saute garlic and onion until onion begins to soften. Add 2 cups of the beans and 1 cup of the beef broth, turn heat down and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Remove to a blender (or use immersion blender) and puree until smooth. Return to pot.
  3. In a skillet, heat remaining olive oil over medium heat and add the sausage, cooking until the sausage sweats fat. Add to the puree, stir in remaining beans, broth, chili paste and tomato paste. Cook until heated through. Season with salt, if needed.
  4. Serve with a crusty bread.

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