Portuguese Soup

Posted by: Nalani 09-01-99 1:48 PM

Portuguese Soup

1 (1 lb.) package dried beans (kidney, pinto, black eye, or garbanzo)
2 quarts boiling water
2 large onions (chopped)
2 small meaty ham bones or hamhocks
1 tablespoon salt
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 potatoes, diced
1 small cabbage, shredded
1 Portuguese or Linquease or Polish sausage, sliced
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped or 1 (15 oz) can of tomatoes
1 or 2 large slices of ham, cubed
Garlic puree to taste

Pour boiling water over washed beans and soak for 1 hour. Add onions, ham bone and salt and simmer 2 hours. Add remaining ingredients and cook slowly for 30 minutes or until vegetables are done.

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