String Bean & Linguica Soup

(A hearty, filling soup the whole family will enjoy)

1 lb. string beans
1 small onion
˝ green pepper
2 potatoes
˝ lb. Gaspar’s Linguica
˝ tsp. ground allspice
1 – 8 oz. can of tomato sauce

Dice onion and pepper; sauté in 1 tblsp of butter or cooking oil until onion tender.  Dice potatoes, cut linguica and string beans into bite-sized pieces. Place onions, pepper, potatoes, linguica, and beans in a pan and add enough water to cover.  Add ˝ tsp. ground allspice, salt and pepper to taste.  Cover and simmer until beans are tender (approx. 1 hour). 
Serve with French bread or buttered rolls. Serves four.