Grandma's Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe
To the Portuguese, kale is not just a garnish. Grandma's Portuguese Kale Soup is something Bob and I love to have at least every other week during our cold California winters. :)
Although I don't usually post recipes on our real estate blog (actually, this is the first one!) I wanted to share Grandma's Portuguese Kale Soup because not only is it yummy-licious, but it's also very easy and inexpensive to make!
Thanks to Bob's aunt who shared this simple, authentic Portuguese recipe to me from Bob's grandma. She passed away at the age of 97...and we think of her with every bowl of soup. :)
Here is a list of ingredients:
- 1 lb. beef stew meat
- 2 cups dried navy beans
- 3-4 Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 Silva "Linguica" portuguese sausage
- 2 heads of kale
If you like the soup called "Zuppa Toscana" served at the Olive Garden, you'll LOVE Grandma's Portuguese Kale Soup!
HERE ARE MY SIMPLE, STEP-BY-STEP "COOKING FOR DUMMIES" INSTRUCTIONS WITH PHOTOS
Brown the beef stew meat at medium heat in a large pot.
Add 12 cups of water; bring to a boil at high heat.
Rinse two cups of dried navy beans.
Add the navy beans to the pot and bring to a boil.
Cover the pot and let the navy beans cook.
Rinse and scrub the potatoes, then slice them.
Add the potatoes and let simmer until done, then add water.
Slice one portuguese sausage horizontally, then vertically.
Add the portuguese sausage to the pot.
In case you aren't familiar with kale, this is what it looks like:
Tear the leafy parts off the stem and rinse in a colander.
Add the kale to the pot and stir well.
Finish adding all the kale into the pot and stir well.
Cover and simmer until the kale is dark green. Add salt to taste.
Serve with warm, crusty bread for an authentic Portuguese meal.