Portuguese linguica, cabbage, and pinto beans come together in a traditional Portuguese soup. This recipe is from my grandmother's grandmother, straight from Portugal. You will not find a more delicious Portuguese soup recipe! This recipe will feed 4 adults easily. It serves well alone or with a good bread.

Nate Barnes


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place beans in a large pot and cover with water. Soak 8 hours to overnight.

  • Drain and rinse beans and return them to the pot. Add ham hocks and onion. Add enough water to cover ham hocks. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until beans are tender, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Remove ham hocks from soup and separate the meat from the bones. Return meat to the pot and discard bones. Add sausage, cabbage, potato, and tomato sauce to the pot. Bring to a simmer and cook until cabbage is softened, 30 to 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

1024 calories; 41.6 g total fat; 111 mg cholesterol; 1049 mg sodium. 104.9 g carbohydrates; 58.5 g protein; Full Nutrition