Well, the beans were great with the linguisa and the spices. (Forgot to say I'd added a bay leaf and some salt too).
Linguisa is made differently by different people, but I found some links that listed what might be in it - and that helped with what to add with the chile.
Here's one list of ingredients - which I didn't follow but gave me an idea.
5 lbs pork butt, coarsely ground (my butcher does this for me)
3 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons liquid smoke (adjust to taste or depending on the brand you use)
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons fresh ground white pepper
3 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Another site, different linguisa ingredients -
1/2 tsp ground cloves .
1 tbsp coriander .
4-7 garlic cloves, minced or garlic cloves, pressed .
1/2 tsp cinnamon .
1/4 c cider vinegar .
1/2 c cold water .
1 tbsp paprika .
4-6 small dried hot chili peppers, crushed .
1/2 tsp allspice .
2 1/2-3 1/2 tsps salt .
4 lbs boneless pork butt
from here - http://www.grouprecipes.com/sr/22442/linguica-sausage-portuguese-/recipe/