Okay, I'm not Portuguese - but I love someone who is partly Portuguese and as a result I learned to make this warming and hearty soup.
1 lb Chourico - These are two types of Portuguese sausages
1 lb Linguica - Slice both meats into half inch rounds
6 large potatoes peeled and diced into large cubes
1 large onion peeled and diced
2 12 oz cans of dark red kidney beans - drained
1 large bunch of kale, washed and chopped
You take a quart and a half (this is not an exact science I use my large soup pot and fill it 2/3's full)
Bring the water to a boil and put in the meats and onion, turn down the heat to simmer. When the water is reddish add the potatoes and simmer until starting to turn tender.
Add the chopped kale and drained kidney beans - simmer the whole pot until the kale is soft.
You can just leave this to simmer on the stove all day, you can also freeze it in smaller packages and it comes out well.
It is also been said to me you can add carrots when you add the potatoes. As for the water add more if necessary during the simmer process.