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Portuguese Chourico Stew

During the colder months of the year I could live off of soups and stews. Most of the winter my time is spent curled up next to a heater buried underneath a blanket. I honestly can not stand the cold weather and will do anything necessary to escape the wrath it puts on my body.

I simply adore a hearty stew because not only does it fill me up, it warms my body. I can go from extremely miserable to comfortably content within minutes after eating stew.  I know it sounds weird, y’all, but it’s true. The warm liquid has a way of warming me up, inside and out and this Portuguese Chourico Stew didn’t fail the test.

Portuguese Chourico Stew

When I’m making stew, the chunkier the better. I don’t like to spend much time evenly cutting and dicing my ingredients. I try (I think “try” is the keyword here) to keep them all around the same size so they cook evenly, but I don’t sweat it. And neither should you! Stews are supposed to be easy, so just cut up your ingredients and throw them in the pot!

Portuguese Chourico Stew
 
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A hearty stew featuring sirloin beef and sausage along with potatoes and carrots.
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Recipe type: Stew
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lb sirloin beef, cubed
  • 1 lb linguica or Portuguese chouriço sausage, sliced
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cups potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 1 lb kale, washed, de-stemmed, and chopped
  • 1 cup pasta shells
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Brown sirloin beef and onions in oil in large soup pot over medium heat. When beef is half done, add in the sausage. Cook all the way through.
  2. After sausage is lightly browned add water, tomato paste, carrots, and potatoes into pot. Let simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. When the potatoes and carrots are almost fork tender, add pasta and kale. Continue cooking until pasta is al dente.
  4. Season and cool for a few minutes before serving with fresh bread and butter.

Super easy and incredibly tasty, y’all! I love all the different colors throughout this stew and the flavors…just delicious.

Portuguese Chourico StewThis recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger party or can even be cut in half to serve a smaller party. Serve it with some fresh baked bread and butter or even cornbread. I don’t think you can go wrong either way. I love both!

I don’t have a photo of the stew in a bowl, but I’ll leave you one with the stew in the pot. I’ll be glad when I get my warmer weather and longer days back! It will make food photography so much easier.

Portuguese Chourico StewIf you are looking for other easy stew ideas, this Three Hour Stew with Purple Sweet Potato did not disappoint!

What is your favorite go-to meal during the winter?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    I grew up on Portuguese stew. The carrots and pasta are an interesting addition.

  2. 2

    Never heard of this stew, but it looks so hearty and delicious. Perfect for winter!

  3. 3

    Mmmm, looks so hearty and filling and definitely a good warm-up food!

  4. 4

    Anything warm! I love to eat salads but I’ve been eating soups lately…

  5. 5

    That looks really good. I don’t typically make this but my husband actually loves sausage so I will save this to give it a try one day and surprise him 🙂

  6. 6

    Looks very hearty and something my fiance would definitely like. My teen doesn’t eat much stews.

  7. 7

    Sounds delicious! My hubs makes a wonderful split pea soup that’s a gazillion calories but is so worth it on cold winter nights!

  8. 8

    I guess chili would be our go-to meal. It’s pretty easy to make and it’s so convenient using the slow cooker.

  9. 9

    Never heard of this before but this looks like something that I’d enjoy trying, so hearty!

  10. 10

    We love chili or kale potato soup with homemade bread or biscuits.

  11. 11

    Beef and sausage? My husband is already sure to love this stew. It looks colorful and hearty too, which is a real win around here!

  12. 12

    I love veggie stews and soups in the winter. I’m sure my husband would love this!

  13. 13

    I have never had portuguese stew. Sounds great. I like to have wedding soup!

  14. 14

    I am like you, can’t stand the cold, I love soups and stews in the cold too.

  15. 15

    These just sings comfort to me! I love anything with lots of broth, vegetables, and cozied on the couch with my loves

  16. 16

    I’ve been on a Chicken Pot Pie Soup kick lately, trying to perfect the recipe …. I’m so close! This looks yummy, Crystal!

  17. 17

    I’ll take the sausage without the stew!

  18. 18

    It’s so colorful & pretty! It sounds delicious, and I know exactly what you mean about stew warming you up in minutes & making you feel better. I want some!

  19. 19

    This sounds delicious. I love to make soups and stews in the winter.

  20. 20

    I have never heard of such a thing!! Sounds like an interesting soup!! It is supposed to get really cold Wednesday, so I might have to try this out!

  21. 21

    I have not had a lot of Portuguese food, but this looks absolutely delicious and comforting.

  22. 22

    I made this the other day and it was very tasty! I couldn’t find Portuguese chouriço sausage, so I used turkey sausage and it worked out fine. I’m definitely making this again soon.

  23. 23

    Sounds great for the winter! We’ll have to try this soon – thanks!

  24. 24

    That looks pretty good I love sausage in just about anything.

  25. 25

    We eat a lot of soups in winter too. We like a good flavored tomato basil with rice or baked potato soup. My slow cooker gets used overtime when it’s chilly out!

  26. 26

    I’ve never eaten Portuguese stew before, but that looks so appetizing! Gonna have to try it!

  27. 27

    My husband saw this post and asked me to make it for him 🙂 Of course I will!

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