Sopa De Panela - Pot Luck Soup - Portugal

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“This recipe is submitted for play in ZWT8 – Spain/Portugal. It is a recipe by Ana Patuleia Ortins. Since everything is always used, it could be said that a Portuguese cook might never serve the same soup twice.”
1hr 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, add the salt pork and fry it rendering the fat from it. When the solids are crisp remove them from the pot.
  2. Add the lamb chop, browning it until lightly golden on both sides, then transfer to a dish until needed.
  3. Toss in the chopped onion and sauté until soft and translucent, then add the tomatoes, stir and cover tightly and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes until the tomato has broken down a bit.
  4. Mix in the beans, sausage link, chopped potatoes and the lamb chop, then pour in the broth, adding enough water if necessary to completely cover the ingredients by 2 inches. Cover tightly and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, for 20 minutes until the potatoes are almost done.
  5. Next, stir in the mashed carrots, green beans, and chopped cabbage. Simmer for 15 minutes more, until green beans and cabbage are tender.
  6. If needed, season with salt and pepper to taste and simmer for one more minute.
  7. Serve hot with crusty bread to dip in the broth and Enjoy!

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