Rating: 4.5 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a Hawaii favorite. Hearty and full of flavor.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over low heat, combine sausage, ham hocks, onion and water. Cover and simmer 1 hour.

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  • Remove ham hock from soup, remove meat, tear into small pieces, and return meat to pot. Stir in carrots, potatoes, cabbage and tomato sauce. Cover and continue cooking 60 to 90 minutes more.

  • Stir in beans and pasta, adding more water as needed, and cook until heated through and pasta is tender, 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

573 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 45g; fat 30.6g; cholesterol 73.8mg; sodium 1083.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2015
The water is kinda off place enough water in pot to cover ingredients. Also I only add a couple of palms full of macaroni noodles because I like it a little on the thin side as opposed to thick stew style. With all those wonderful ingredients it will still be stewish which I love. Great recipe though. I personally do not add cabbage but read that is the actual portuguese style. Here in the islands I have eaten it many ways with macaroni and cabbage without macaroni and only cabbage without cabbage and only pasta but the basics are always in the pot and its always onolicious!!!! Enjoy Read More
(33)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2007
I loved this soup and so did everyone else who tried it. The only thing i couldn't understand was the water quantity "2 quarts wasn't enough". It even sounds ridiculous when considering all of the ingredients. I cut down on some of the ingredients and still needed about 4 quarts of water. I would have given it 5 stars if the water quantity wasn't so far off. Read More
(31)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2015
The water is kinda off place enough water in pot to cover ingredients. Also I only add a couple of palms full of macaroni noodles because I like it a little on the thin side as opposed to thick stew style. With all those wonderful ingredients it will still be stewish which I love. Great recipe though. I personally do not add cabbage but read that is the actual portuguese style. Here in the islands I have eaten it many ways with macaroni and cabbage without macaroni and only cabbage without cabbage and only pasta but the basics are always in the pot and its always onolicious!!!! Enjoy Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2006
Yay! I was looking for a good portuguese bean soup recipe to remind me of home (Hawaii) and this one is excellent! Really simple and perfect for colder weather. Love it! Read More
(32)
Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2007
I loved this soup and so did everyone else who tried it. The only thing i couldn't understand was the water quantity "2 quarts wasn't enough". It even sounds ridiculous when considering all of the ingredients. I cut down on some of the ingredients and still needed about 4 quarts of water. I would have given it 5 stars if the water quantity wasn't so far off. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2009
Too much macaroni. I had to add another can of tomato sauce and another quart of water and it definitely is missing some type of flavor, but I can't pinpoint it. My son added salt for taste because it was bland. Will try it again with my adjustments Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2011
I brought the New Year in with your soup recipe.......And it was Greeeeat!!! I tripled the recipe for the crowd and it was gone before the stroke of midnight lol! Mahalo for saving me:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
For Hawaiian style cut the potato and add canned tomato with the tomato chopped Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2011
Great recipe. Just one thing we do here (in Hawaii)- eat it with some ono Portuguese sweet bread. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2011
Easy & delicious. Even better the next day. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2017
Delicious! Substitutes Read More
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