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Portuguese Sopas

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This has been a favorite of my family's for a long time. Don't expect any leftovers. Serve over sliced French bread."
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4 h 45 m servings 464
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place pot roast, onion, mint, garlic, cinnamon, allspice, and bay leaves in a large pot. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in enough water to cover the roast. Cook over medium heat until roast is tender, adding more water if needed, about 4 hours.
  2. Stir cabbage wedges into the pot. Simmer until cabbage is tender, about 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • As a variation, I will add various root vegetables. My favorites are red and white beets, and/or carrots.
  • You can also make this in a slow cooker; cook on Low, 6 to 7 hours. Add cabbage in the last 1/2 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 464 calories; 31.5 11.1 33.8 116 149 Full nutrition

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This recipe is very close to the one my in-laws make. I enjoy it over day old Sliced French bread with dried or fresh mint sprinkled on top. Then the liquid is poured over the bread so it soaks ...

The recipe was great!! I added some sweet red wine and a little tomato sauce...AWESOME!! Used my Instant Pot I got for Christmas and done in 45 minutes. :)