This recipe has linguica (Portuguese) sausage in it! I love cabbage and sausage soups in the winter time, think this would be delicious then. Do not use dark ale or stout....it will be too bitter...only use a light wheat beer. To make this easier, buy a bag of shredded cabbage and carrots to equal the correct amounts. Adapted from Sunset.
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