Hawaii Style Portuguese Bean Soup


  • 1 lb. Portuguese sausage, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • Rice, for serving


  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the same pan and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Return the cooked sausage to the pan and add the chicken broth, kidney beans, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped kale and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes, until the kale is wilted.
  6. Serve the soup over rice. Enjoy!

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  • Not sure what kind of kale they grow in Hawaii but, the kale we grow/ buy is dark green in color. I see no kale in this soup. Also, those large beans are neither cannellini or kidney.

    Carla Patton February 14, 2023 9:07 pm Reply

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