Portuguese Sausage & Black Bean Soup

Number of Servings: 6 (740 g)
Active Time: 40 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Portuguese Sausage and Black Bean Soup

This soup can be made up to three days in advance; in fact, its flavor matures after a night in the fridge. Scallions, cilantro, and lime make lovely garnishes if you’d like a little green to brighten up the dish.


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 yellow onions, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced fire-roasted mild green chiles
  • 1 recipe Homemade Sausage, Chorizo-style
  • 2½ quarts low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans low-sodium black beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) cans low-sodium black beans, undrained
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add the onions, celery, bell pepper, jalapeño, and salt and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook the vegetables until soft (12-15 minutes).
  2. Add the oregano, cumin, and bay leaves. Cook until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Remove the vegetable mixture to a dish and return the pot to the stove.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil until hot, add the chorizo to the pan and sauté, stirring frequently, until the meat is golden brown (6-8 minutes). Drain the excess fat and discard.
  4. Return the vegetable mixture to the pan with the chorizo. Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium-low, simmer to combine flavors, heat beans, and reduce liquid (15-20 minutes).
  5. Serve hot or freeze in small batches for future meals.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 740 g

Amount per serving
Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.5g
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 835mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 19g
Protein 29g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 108.7mg 8%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Potassium 915mg 20%
Vitamin A 19.7mcg 2%
Vitamin C 33.6mg 35%
Vitamin E 2.3mg 15%
Vitamin K 18mcg 15%
Thiamin 1mg 80%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 10.1mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 35%
Folate 116.4mcg 29%
Vitamin B12 0.5mcg 20%
Biotin 3mcg 10%
Chloride 12.9mg 0%
Pantothenate 1mg 20%
Phosphorus 344.5mg 30%
Iodine 0.9mcg 0%
Magnesium 82.9mg 20%
Zinc 2.6mg 25%
Selenium 25.6mcg 45%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.5mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken), Chicken Flavor, Natural Chicken Flavor (chicken Broth, Salt), Evaporated Cane Juice, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Onion Powder, Turmeric, Flavor), Low Sodium Black Beans (black Beans, Water, Sea Salt), Homemade Sausage Chorizo Style (90% Ground Pork, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Oregano, Salt, Paprika, Cumin, Black Pepper, Ground Cloves), Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Fire Roasted Green Chiles (green Chile Peppers, Water, Salt, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), Celery, Olive Oil, Jalapeno Pepper, Salt, Oregano, Cumin, Bay Leaf.

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