Portuguese Beans

Linda C


This is more traditional on the west coast from those that settled in Central California and came from the Azores. These folks weren't farmers or fisherman but were dairy farmers.


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    pinto beans
  • 4 c
  • 1/4 lb
    salted pork or cubed ham
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    garlic clove, crushed
  • 15 oz can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Portuguese Beans


  1. Wash beans and soak overnight. (I have skipped this step and just washed the beans and added 4 cups of water or enough to cover the beans and put it on the stove)
  2. Fry pork and onion and garlic and add to beans. Bring to a boil and add rest of the ingredients. Cover and simmer for 2-4 hours over low heat.
  3. Note: you can substitute the ham for linguica. Silvas is the best!

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About Portuguese Beans

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Portugese

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