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This Portuguese bean soup recipe (receita de sopa de feijao) is very nutritious and very quick to make.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
25 min
Ready In:
35 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

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Posted in: Soups / Stews
Fri, Dec 8, 2017, 02:58
4 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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4 cans or one bag of Red Kidney Beans (Boil from the bag or use canned; keep in mind that boiling them will create a richer soup since the beans do not fall apart. If boiling, let it soak in water the night before.)5 potatoes2 lbs of sugar Pumpkin (or canned if not in season)3 turnips3 carrotsKale or cabbage (to taste)Leeks (to taste)4 garlic clovesMint (to taste)
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  • This site uses US measurements.


    1. Add half of the beans to a large pot with water and salt (set the other half aside for later).
    2. Slice the potatoes and add to the pot, along with two carrots and the pumpkin quartered, diced turnips, leeks and whole garlic cloves.
    3. Boil and when all is cooked, reduce the heat to low and puree.
    4. Add the third carrot diced, the rest of the beans, and let cook for 10 more minutes on low heat and stirring.
    5. Add the kale/cabbage and cook for another 10 minutes on low, stirring (add more water if too thick).
    6. Let it simmer for a few minutes and finish with a string of olive oil and torn mint.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: Gabriella Opaz, catavino.net


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