*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              Portuguese Soup
 Recipe By     : Richard Dykstra
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups & Stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cups          onion -- chopped
    2      teaspoons     garlic powder
    2      teaspoons     black pepper
   16      ounces        Heinz catsup (don't sub.)
    2      cups          kidney beans, canned
    1      pound         smoked sausage -- cut in halves
    6      medium        boiling potatoes -- cubed
    1      small         cabbage head, cored & chopped into
                         spoon-size pieces
    4      tablespoons   oil
    1      teaspoon      salt (opt.)
    3      quarts        beef stock
      1/2  cup           apple cider vinegar
 Saute onions in oil in a large pot.  Add the sliced sausage and cook over
 medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.  Add
 garlic powder (or equiv. fresh crushed garlic), ground black pepper and salt
 (see notes).  Stir to mix and then add beef stock, catsup, kidney beans and
 potatoes.  Raise heat and bring to a vigorous boil, stirring occasionally to
 prevent burning.  Boil for a few minutes and lower heat to simmer for about
 30 minutes.  Add the cabbage and simmer for an additional 30 minutes or so.
 Add the vinegar and simmer for additional 15-30 minutes.
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 NOTES : 1.  The recipe also works in a crock-pot.  Slight differences in the
 texture of the meat and veggies but basically the same as on the stove.
 Just dump everything into the pot, set it on HIGH and 5 hour later it is done.
 2.  Doesn't come out the same with other catsups or with reduced amount -
 use Heinz.
 3.  I hardly ever have 3 quarts of beef stock to use in a soup.  I mostly
 use beef bouillon (hence the optional salt).  About 8 standard bouillon
 cubes seems to be about right and with that quantity.  I rarely add any
 extra salt but that has to be on a “taste” basis.  I occasionally use up
 chicken or turkey stock in making up the 3 quarts of liquid and it doesn't
 change the taste much at all.
 4.  I make this in an 8 quart stock pot and it fills it up to about 1 from top.
 Sherry Zeiss