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Portuguese Beans/Feijao a Portuguesa
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dried navy beans, small california white or great northern bean, washed and sorted
(6 oz.) tomato paste
portuguese chourice sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
dried red pepper flakes (to taste)
How to Make Portuguese Beans/Feijao a Portuguesa
1Soak beans overnight in enough cold water to cover by several inches. Drain beans and set aside.
2Fry bacon in skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
3Pour off all but 2-3 tablespoons of bacon fat; add onion and cook until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes; Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
4Add beans, 8 cups water, tomato paste, chourice, red pepper flakes, paprika.
5Cover and simmer until beans are tender, 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
6Just before serving, crumble bacon into beans and season with salt and pepper.
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Posted: Sun, Nov 27, 2011