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Portuguese Bean Soup II

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"This is a Hawaii favorite. Hearty and full of flavor."

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 30 mins

    3 hrs


  1. In a large pot over low heat, combine sausage, ham hocks, onion and water. Cover and simmer 1 hour.
  2. Remove ham hock from soup, remove meat, tear into small pieces, and return meat to pot. Stir in carrots, potatoes, cabbage and tomato sauce. Cover and continue cooking 60 to 90 minutes more.
  3. Stir in beans and pasta, adding more water as needed, and cook until heated through and pasta is tender, 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2006

Yay! I was looking for a good portuguese bean soup recipe to remind me of home (Hawaii) and this one is excellent! Really simple and perfect for colder weather. Love it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2007

I loved this soup and so did everyone else who tried it. The only thing i couldn't understand was the water quantity "2 quarts wasn't enough". It even sounds ridiculous when considering all of the ingredients. I cut down on some of the ingredients and still needed about 4 quarts of water. I would have given it 5 stars if the water quantity wasn't so far off.


11 Ratings

Apr 03, 2009

First off, I hope the water measurement was a typo, in any case, try the following: Cover Ham Hock and sliced or you can dice them, portugese sausage with water and bring to boil.(I use one Hot and one regular flavored sausage, this is what gives it its' flavor)Lightly boil until meat is temder and can be removed from bone easily. Remove Ham hock and remove meat and place back in pot. Add diced onions, potatos, carrots,beans and tomato sauce. If you are adding a can of diced or stewed tomatoes, add it now. Bring to boil, let simmer for 30 mins. Cabbage is usually optional, but if your adding it, add it now and simmer until it cooks down. Now add 1/2 lb of macaroni noodles, bring to boil, turn down heat to simmer until noodles are tender, stirring frequently. Serve alone or over rice with crackers or crusty bread. what every you desire. This is a great hearty soup, especially on a cold hawaiian night, not to mention a freezing cold mainland night.

Jan 11, 2011

I brought the New Year in with your soup recipe.......And it was Greeeeat !!! I tripled the recipe for the crowd and it was gone before the stroke of midnight lol ! Mahalo for saving me :-)

Jan 23, 2009

Too much macaroni. I had to add another can of tomato sauce and another quart of water and it definitely is missing some type of flavor, but I can't pinpoint it. My son added salt for taste because it was bland. Will try it again with my adjustments

Nov 30, 2008

For Hawaiian style, cut the potato and add canned tomato with the tomato chopped

May 29, 2011

Great recipe. Just one thing we do here (in Hawaii)- eat it with some ono Portuguese sweet bread.

Dec 14, 2011

Easy & delicious. Even better the next day.


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  • Calories
  • 573 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 28.7 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1084 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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