Portuguese Sopas

Portuguese Sopas Recipe

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Linda Correia

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@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.

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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

Step-By-Step

1Salt 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.
2When 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.
3Place mint on thickly sliced day-old French bread then dish out thick chunks of this flavorful stew on the bread.

About Portuguese Sopas

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