White Bean & Toucinho Soup

Submitted by:
A hearty bean soup with Toucinho (Portuguese bacon).

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 2 hours

Serves: 8


1/2 Lb Toucinho (diced)
3/4 cup dried White Beans
3/4 cup dried Navy Beans
1/2 cup black-eyed beans
1/2 cup lentils
5 cloves of garlic (minced)
3/4 cup diced potato
1/2 cup choppped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 bay leaves
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp dried basil


Soak the dried beans for a few hours.

In large stock pot, combine the toucinho, garlic, onion and celery. Add 1 oz of water and cook over high heat for a few minutes. Then add 2 L of water and the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer. The longer the soup simmers the better the flavour. I usually simmer it for several hours. Allow soup to cool and skim the hardened pork fat. Do this before each serving.

Spotted a problem?
Did you submit this recipe?
Do you want to make a change?
Send a message via Facebook.