This is the Portuguese Bean Soup that is sold at the annual Punahou Carnival which is always held in February. It it thick, and delicious! I found this recipe in the Honolulu Starbulletin and have used it with a large ham bone (leftover from Easter dinner) instead of ham hocks. Also, in Hawaii, we can find Portuguese sausage which is the same as linguica sausage.
It may look like traditional stuffing, but this comforting dish has a twist: crumbles of spicy-sweet Portuguese sausage. Americans nowadays tend to set their holiday tables with foods reflecting many countries' traditions.