Portuguese Tomato and Sausage Soup

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
about 3 quarts, 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 8 ounces linguica, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces linguica, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 8 ounces chorizo, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces chorizo, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 2 cups chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 cups chopped tomatoes, seeded
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Crusty bread, for serving
Directions
  • Cook the bacon in a medium pot for about 2 minutes. Add the sausages and cook with the bacon until all browned, about 5 more minutes. Add the onion, Essence and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the bay leaves, tomatoes and stock and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 30 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in cilantro and serve with crusty bread.


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