Argentinian Wheat Locro (stew)

Beth Renzetti

By
@elmotoo

I found this at an Argentinian website. Looks tasty so I'm submitting it for the Culinary Quest 2014. I spent a lot of time translating this but it looks readable, understandable & do-able. The beans can cook concurrently alongside the wheat berries & when the mean is added. You don't *have* to presoak beans - in fact, I just ad them to salted water & boil lightly (hard simmer?) them for a couple of hours. Ta-daa!

I hope you enjoy this.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
wheat berries
2 lb
beef skirt steak
1 lb
pork neck bones
1/4 lb
salt pork
5
fresh chorizo sausages, sliced
1/4 lb
bacon, diced
1/2 lb
cooked beans (black or red kidney)
1 Tbsp
butter or bacon fat
1
onion, chopped
1
red bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp
paprika

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the wheat berries in a large saucepan, cover with water and cook until it is burst and cooked. This may take up to an hour. Add more water if necessary.
2
Add the meat, sausages, pork bones, salt pork and bacon. Simmer on low 1 hour. Add more water if necessary to keep everything covered & stew-y.
3
Add pre-cooked beans. Season with salt & pepper. Again, check water level. Simmer on low another 30 minutes.
4
Saute in melted butter the onion and pepper, add paprika and incorporate into the soup. Taste & adjust for seasoning if necessary.

Serve in bowls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Bean Soups, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Latin American
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