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

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  • 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.

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About Portuguese Sopas

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




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