Portuguese Bean Soup I


This super spicy soup is flavored with chorizo sausage and vegetables as well a generous dose of cayenne pepper.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
10 servings


  • ½ pound chorizo sausage, chopped

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 5 stalks celery, chopped

  • 5 tomatoes, chopped

  • 3 small potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 3 quarts chicken broth

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cayenne pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • ½ cup tomato paste

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

  2. In a stockpot over medium-high heat, heat oil and saute carrots, onion and celery. Add tomatoes, potatoes, kidney beans and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and stir in cayenne pepper and tomato paste. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add sausage and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

265 Calories
15g Fat
25g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 625mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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