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A delicious Portuguese beans and linguiça dish that I am sure most will enjoy.
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Portuguese Beans With Linguiça Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Beans With Linguiça Recipe

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Posted in: Soup Recipes
Tue, Aug 2, 2016
4 out of 5 with 577 ratings
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One Pound of pinto beans-presoaked, wash and pick out pebbles before soaking1/3 pound bacon (cut up)1 Large onion (chopped)1/2 green bell pepper (chopped)Water to cover approximately 4 cups15 Ounce can tomato sauce1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon1 and 1/2 Teaspoon cumin1/2 Teaspoon salt or to tastePepper to tasteUp to one pound of pan cooked linguica (chopped or sliced)2 Garlic cloves (minced) * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Soak the beans overnight. This step can be skipped but the amount of water added will increase significantly. If you use this latter method start with two inches of water over all prepared ingredients and add more as needed as the beans cook.
  2. Cook the bacon, not to crisp, in a dutch oven and drain off excess fat.
  3. Add chopped onion to the bacon and continue cooking.
  4. Add bell pepper and cook until pepper begins to soften.
  5. Add soaked beans and water. Turn burner to medium heat until the beans begin to boil. Turn the heat to low for simmering heat.
  6. Add tomato sauce and the spices. Hold salt and pepper for now. Cover and cook until beans are tender. Depending on the soaked beans or not this could take several hours. Remember to check from time to time to add water as needed.
  7. Slice or chop the linguica. Cook over medium heat until slightly brown. This process will remove some of the excess fat. Drain after cooking. Add linguica and continue cooking. After about 30 minutes check for need of salt and pepper. Add as needed.
  8. Cook until beans are tender.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Anita, kitchengetaway.com
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Susan Neves
Susan Neves - 2 Days ago
I think the recipe sounds good...the only ingredient I'm questioning is the cinnamon, although 1/2 tsp. is very small considering the amount of beans.

Susan, if you're not a fan please leave that out, the author simply recommends it but it's up to everyone's taste buds. to take away or add anything. :-)
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Bob - 1 Month ago
can you use red kidney beans instead

Yes for sure.
1 Month ago (+0) (-0)
Yes for sure.
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Sandra Souza
Sandra Souza - 2 Months ago
I agree with Justin. My mother and grandmother preferred pink beans when they made this. Otherwise this recipe is pretty close to theirs.

Thank you for the tip Sandra.
2 Months ago (+0) (-0)
Justin Borba
Justin Borba - 5 Months ago
I prefer pink beans to pintos. That suggestion was in a comment for this same recipe from an earlier time -- Maybe a year or two back. It definitely makes a difference.

Thanks Justin, we were using Facebook comments before, this comment system is new so all the old comments are gone.
5 Months ago (+1) (-0)

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