This recipe is a cold and rainy night staple, full of flavor, and very family friendly. One of our favorite comfort foods, best paired with our Cornbread Cake recipe.
Portuguese Bean Soup is a local Hawaii favorite, and this one in particular was passed down from my husband’s family. My sister-in-law put together a sweet little recipe book for our wedding, filled with favorite dishes from Bruce’s childhood. Such a helpful gift for a new bride! I came from a different background – meat & potatoes & Mexican are a far cry from Polynesian and Asian influences here on the island. So he loves when I make dishes that are more familiar to him.
I like to use a Dutch oven for the soup on the stove, and you can also throw the ingredients in a slow cooker the same way. An easy option for busy families. You can even make one batch and freeze the rest.