Aunt Mame’s Portuguese Red Soup

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Aunt Mame's Portuguese Red Soup

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup split peas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 small sweet pepper
  • 2 cans (11-1/2 ounce) chicken broth
  • 1 pound mild chourico
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounce) plain tomato sauce
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Instructions

Chop fine the onion and sweet pepper. Cut carrots, potatoes, and chourico into bite-sized pieces. Cook split peas in water over low heat for 20-30 minutes. Add chicken broth, onion, sweet pepper, tomato sauce and chourico. Cook for one hour over medium heat until peas are soft. Add carrots, potatoes, and spaghetti and cook for 15-20 minutes until carrots and potatoes are cooked but still firm. Turn off heat and add vinegar.
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