Portuguese Red Bean Soup

Portuguese Red Bean Soup

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Laurie Trlak


My grandmother in Hawaii was Portuguese, and this soup is traditional, especially at Pentecost. This is the recipe that has been handed down to me, and it's something I absolutely love. Although the recipe calls for ham hocks, a meaty ham bone can be used as well.


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3 Hr 30 Min
3 Hr


  • 2
    meaty smoked ham hocks or ham bone
  • 2 can(s)
    red kidney beans
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 head
    cabbage, shredded
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 1 lb
    chorizo (mexican sausage, mild or medium
  • water
    enough to cover

How to Make Portuguese Red Bean Soup


  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot; heat to boiling. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours. Remove hock bones.
    Serve with garlic bread, if desired.

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About Portuguese Red Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups

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