Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe


Difficulty LevelVery EasyHealth IndexHealthy++
MethodMain Ingredient


 Dried red beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water2 Quart
 Onions3 , sliced
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Bacon fat1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Potatoes6 , diced
 Bay leaves2
 Ground allspice1 Teaspoon
 Tomato paste8 Ounce (1 Can)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2389 Calories from Fat 502

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.4%

Saturated Fat 21.2 g105.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 48.7 mg

Sodium 812 mg33.8%

Total Carbohydrates 424 g141.2%

Dietary Fiber 72.5 g290%

Sugars 58.4 g

Protein 81 g162.3%

Vitamin A 72.8% Vitamin C 551.3%

Calcium 54.1% Iron 170.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Put beans and water in kettle and bring to boil.
Boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, and let stand for 1 hour.
Then bring again to boil, and simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
Cook onions and garlic in bacon fat until lightly browned.
Add with remaining ingredients, except salt and pepper, to beans.
Simmer, covered, for 1 1/2 hours.
Season to taste.