Authentic stew made with Portuguese chourico (smoked pork sausage) and green beans.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute chourico, onion and garlic until onion is tender. Stir in tomato sauce, water and potatoes. Season with red pepper and paprika. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Stir in green beans, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes, or until heated through.

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Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 14.1g 28% DV; carbohydrates 21.3g 7% DV; fat 21.8g 34% DV; cholesterol 52.3mg 17% DV; sodium 1421.7mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2010
My husband is from Fall River, MA (high Portuguese population) and we've been searching for soups and stews for him to take to work. He is a very picky eater and he LOVES this. "A keeper" he said. I am not fond of canned veggies, so I used fresh green beans added at the 20 minute mark, then cooked for another 20 minutes and it came out wonderful. Next time we might try adding some cabbage. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2008
This dish is best with fresh green beans! When I make it, I replace the tomato sauce with a can of beer. Mine is not really like a stew, but a hearty dish with enough broth to dip some nice crusty bread.... Read More
(19)
15 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2010
My husband is from Fall River, MA (high Portuguese population) and we've been searching for soups and stews for him to take to work. He is a very picky eater and he LOVES this. "A keeper" he said. I am not fond of canned veggies, so I used fresh green beans added at the 20 minute mark, then cooked for another 20 minutes and it came out wonderful. Next time we might try adding some cabbage. :) Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2008
This dish is best with fresh green beans! When I make it, I replace the tomato sauce with a can of beer. Mine is not really like a stew, but a hearty dish with enough broth to dip some nice crusty bread.... Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2006
like my grandmother use to make excellent! ive missed it till now Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
This was one of those recipes that my family would make when I was growing up but they would never share the recipe! I substituted kale and fava beans for the green beans and it came out very good. The leftovers were even better. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2007
I thought this was a good base to start from. I partially cooked pieces of chicken then made the soup in the same pot the chicken in this recipe added alot of flavor. I did not use green beans I'm not a fan of canned veggies instead I added frozen kale at 50 cents a box you can't go wrong. I believe authentic Portuguese Chouricco Stew has kale not green beans... Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2007
I used spinach instead of green beans. My family LOVED this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2007
Excellent! I loved it. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2011
A perfect stew that will be a staple in our house! Thank you for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2019
I grew up in Plymouth Massachusetts and my mom in law was straight Portuguese. My husband teared up when he came home and smelled this dish simmering in the kitchen it reminded him of his mom's cooking. You must use Portuguese chourico I order Gaspar's from New Bedford online now that I'm in Georgia. I try to make recipes as written the first time but I knew the kale or spinach others added was what Mom used too so I added chopped frozen spinach (I was out of kale) and I used yellow canned beans (we call them wax beans) cause that's what Mom used in her recipe. I was scared by the 2 teaspoons of red pepper so I only used 1 bare teaspoon and it was still too spicy. Chourico is fairly spicy skip the pepper the first time until you know how spicy you want it. This was excellent and I'll make it again with a lot less red pepper next time. Read More