Portuguese Kale Soup- Gaspar's Recipe

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By Beth M.
from M.V. Island, MA

From an article in the Boston Globe dated Feb.27, 1985, Gaspar's is a sausage success story. Great linguica recipes. Try this and let me know if you liked it.

serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Stove Top


  •   1 1/2 lb
    linguica (or chourico) sausage
  •   1
    shank meat or chuck roast (optional)
  •   2 tsp
    crushed red pepper (optional)
  •   1 medium
    onion, chopped (optional)
  •   2 tsp
  •   2 bunch
    fresh kale, chopped (or 4 boxes frozen kale)
  •   1
    head cabbage, shredded (optional)
  •   1 or 2 can(s)
    20 oz. each, kidney beans
  •   6
    potatoes, peeled and diced

How To Make

  • 1
    Place linguica or chourico (and meat if used) in a pot. Add red pepper, onion and salt and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until meat is almost done.
  • 2
    Add kale, cabbage if desired, and kidney beans to broth. When kale is about half-cooked, add potatoes and simmer an additional 30 minutes.