*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                             Portuguese Sopas
 
 Recipe By     : Stephanie A. Dias
 Serving Size  : 8-10    Preparation Time :0:25
 Categories    : Crockpot                         Ethnic
                 Portuguese                       Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      Lbs.          Chuck Roast -- whole
    2      Med.          Yellow Onions -- chopped
    2      Cans          Whole Tomatoes -- diced
    1      15 0Z. Can    Tomato Sauce
    1      Lg            Bay Leaf -- optional
    1      tsp           Cumin -- ground
    1      tsp           Whole Cloves
    2      Tsp.          Allspice -- whole
    1      Tsp.          Cinnamon -- ground
    1      Tbsp          Garlic Powder
    3      tbsp          Worcestershire Sauce
    1/2    c             Ketsup   
    2      c             Red Wine
    4      qt            Water
    1      lg            Cabbage Head -- quartered
                         Salt And Pepper -- to taste
    4                    Fresh Mint Sprigs (Or Dried)
                         1 Or 2 Loaves Of French Bread
   
 Use a pot that is 6 to 8 quarts and fill 1/2 to 2/3 full.  Put meat into
 pot of water and bring to a boil.  Also add while bringing to boil,
 chopped onions, cinnamon, sauces, catsup, wine and spices.  Put the
 whole spices into a tea ball and submurge in broth.  
 
 Check meat and right before it starts to flake, remove from the pot and
 let cool.  Cut into bite size pieces while cabbage is cooking, and
 return to the pot after the cabbage is done.  Should take on a slow
 burner about 2 to 3 hours.  Better flavor for the meat in the crock pot.
 
 Cabbage and mint are the last things to be added.  Cabbage should be
 boiled to translucent, but not so they break up. Last thing to add
 before you turn off heat is mint.  Mint is the crowning touch and
 flavor. Mint is a must and adds such a wonderful flavor to the Soupas.
 
 You can also do this in a Crock Pot!!!
 
 Serve Soupas over french bread slice, also have a buttered piece of
 bread too and enjoy!!!!