Chacha's Quickie Portuguese Bean Soup

“This is a recipe I came up with once using the ingredients I had on hand at the time. Since then it has become a favorite of many friends and family, and I get more requests for the recipe quite often. For those of you foodies who would tell me this isn't pure Portuguese, please save your breath I already know this, but it is the name given it by people who request it. I can make this soup up in less than an hour, and is best served with a good crusty loaf of bread. I usually place a selection of chopped green onions, grated cheese, diced tomatoes, and sour cream for my guests to dress up their soup any way they care to.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large soup pot, sweat over medium heat linguica, onions, garlic, carrot, celery and cilantro with 1 tsp salt and pepper, adding in chili pepper flakes and tabasco. Once onions are translucent add in remaining ingredients. Allow to cook until carrots are cooked through but not mushy. Okay your soup is ready to serve at this point. If by chance you find you aren't quite ready for dinner lower heat to very low and allow to simmer up to another 15 minutes, and adjust seasonings to you liking. I usually wind up having to add the other 1/2 tsp salt, but otherwise this is plenty spicy enough for my family.

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