Portuguese Beans/Feijao a Portuguesa

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
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This recipe is from Leite's Culinaria. I have made these several times and enjoyed them. Do not use Mexican Chorizo. Chourice may be bought online@ www.linguicia.com or Gaspars.com; you may do this recipe in a crockpot also, placing on low for several hours until beans are tender.

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  1. Soak beans overnight in enough cold water to cover by several inches. Drain beans and set aside.
  2. Fry bacon in skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  3. Pour 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.
  4. Add beans, 8 cups water, tomato paste, chourice, red pepper flakes, paprika.
  5. Cover and simmer until beans are tender, 1-1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  6. Just before serving, crumble bacon into beans and season with salt and pepper.

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