Portuguese Kale Soup


The best Portuguese soup made by my mother, Christina L. Pacheco

Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs
10 servings


  • ½ pound dried white pea beans

  • ½ pound chorizo sausage, thinly sliced

  • 1 pound beef soup bones

  • 1 quart water

  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped

  • 2 bunches kale - rinsed, dried and chopped

  • 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 1 quart hot water or as needed

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Soak beans in twice their volume of water 8 hours or overnight.

  2. In a large pot, place drained beans, chorizo, soup bones and 1 quart water (or more as needed to cover). Cook over medium heat until beans are just beginning to be tender, 1 hour.

  3. Stir in cabbage, kale, potatoes and enough hot water to cover. Cook until potatoes are tender, 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

302 Calories
9g Fat
42g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 75mg 373%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 1064mg 23%

* 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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