Mom's Portuguese Bean Soup

Course : Beans
Serves: 10
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1 pound dry kidney beans
3 pounds ham hocks
3 cloves garlic -- (large), minced
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon pepper
5 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 large maui onion -- diced
4 large potatoes -- cubed
4 large carrots -- sliced
1 large miko -- (hot) portuguese -- sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 can tomato sauce -- (8 oz)
1 small maui cabbage -- chopped

Preparation / Directions:

Soak beans overnight. Drain. Place beans in large soup pot and cover with water. Add all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer 3 hours or longer. Add water, if necessary. Remove ham hocks. Give your favorite cat or dog the bones, skin and fat. Break up the meat and return it to the soup. Add cabbage and simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Serve with thick slices of Portuguese Sweet Bread and butter. You can die now; you're in heaven! Second day - moh Bettah! Me ke aloha, Ma


Nutritional Information:

425 Calories (kcal); 26g Total Fat; (55% calories from fat); 32g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 144mg Cholesterol; 959mg Sodium

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