Portuguese Red Bean Soup

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop all vegetables including tomatoes and potato. Drain soaked beans, discarding liquid.
  2. In a medium pot, add olive oil and butter.
  3. When oil is hot, add chopped carrot, onion, celery, tomatoes. Saute, but do not brown. Add chopped potato, paprika, and chicken stock.
  4. When this reaches a boil, add kidney beans and turn down heat to a simmer. Add tomato paste .
  5. Let cook 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally. When beans are soft to the touch add sausage and cayenne pepper.
  6. Season to taste.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe. It's got tons of flavor, inexpensive ingredients, and it was very easy to make. I followed the other reviewers and used canned tomatoes and canned beans. I will be making this again for sure!

emkatc June 13, 2010

This soup is delicious. I used a can of petite diced tomatos instead of fresh tomatos and 8 cups of water instead of stock. Did everything else as directed. Thank you for sharing.

Dizzyfreedom October 06, 2009