Portuguese Sopas

Portuguese Sopas

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Linda C

By
@pottstikr

Sopas (pronounced soapish) is different depending on the region your family came from. I had a friend from Rhode Island that pronounced it soupish...her version was close, not exactly the same. This version is from the Azores, Terceria to be exact.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
3 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 6 lb
    chuck roast, cut into 2" squares
  • 8 oz
    can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp
    onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper
  • 1 c
    sauterne wine (white)
  • 1/4 c
    ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 clove
    garlic, smashed
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • SPICE BALL

  • 1/4 tsp
    whole cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    whole cumin seeds
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 tsp
    whole allspice
  • 2
    heads of cabbage cut in 1/8ths
  • ·
    mint leaves

How to Make Portuguese Sopas

Step-by-Step

  1. Salt and pepper the meat. Mix tomato sauce, wine and spices and pour over meat. Put spiceball in pan with meat. Cover roasting pan. Bake until meat is tender on low heat, approx 2-3 hours.
  2. When meat is almost done, add water to make juice as needed. Add cabbage, cover and cook until cabbage is tender (pinch it, you don't want it mushy.
  3. Place mint on thickly sliced day-old French bread then dish out thick chunks of this flavorful stew on the bread.

Printable Recipe Card

About Portuguese Sopas

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Portugese
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Heirloom



Show 1 Comment & Review

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing


We all have that partially used bottle of Italian dressing sitting in the fridge. If you’re staring at it wonder what can I use it for, we’ve got the answer. These 15 recipes all have Italian dressing as an ingredient and they’re not just pasta salad.

17 Refreshing Recipes with Mint

17 Refreshing Recipes with Mint


Have an abundance of mint in your garden? These mint-tastic recipes are the answer! Bursting with fresh mint leaves, these refreshing summer dinner recipes are sure to be a hit. From grilled goodies to fresh salads to yummy vegetarian options, mint works with them all! Not only are they easy to make on a hot […]

15 Recipes for a Scaled Back Fourth of July Barbecue

15 Recipes for a Scaled Back Fourth of July Barbecue


Fourth of July may look a little different this year but it’s still our patriotic duty to enjoy delicious food. These scrumptious recipes are made with readily available ingredients and leftovers are just as good. Start with some Strawberry Salsa served with pita chips (tasty on top of chicken too). Grill Chipotle Lime Chicken and […]