Here’s another family recipe. Well technically it is friends of family, but you don’t really care how I got it, do you? You just want to get on to the deliciousness. And make no mistake, these Portuguese Beans with Linguica are incredible. And pretty easy to make too.
They are a spicy kin to American Pork and Beans: pink beans and spicy sausage in a rich thick sauce.
Linguica is a spicy Portuguese sausage. If you can’t find it in your area you can substitute Chorizo or even a hot Italian sausage. You could also use navy or small red beans instead of the pink. It won’t be the same, but do what you have to do.
Traditionally, this recipe can take a long time to make if you soak the beans overnight and cook them on the stove. We were in the midst of an ant invasion in the kitchen so I sped things up by using a quick soak method and then cooking the beans in the pressure cooker. The total time ended up being about 2 1/2 hours, most of it hands off time.
The original recipe says it serves six, but I listed eight 1 cup servings in my recipe below. It will be more or less depending on whether you serve it as a main dish or side dish and what you serve with it.
These will be wonderful in fall or winter to warm you up or as a side dish for your summer barbecues.
Until next time, happy eating.