Portuguese Bean Stew (Feijao A Portuguesa)

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak beans in cold water to cover by 2 inches, for 8 hours.
  • Cook bacon in a large pot until crisp.
  • Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Discard all but 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings.
  • Cook onion in bacon drippings over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown; about 7-9 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring until it becomes golden.
  • Drain beans and add to onion mixture with remaining ingredients (except bacon).
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender; about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Crumble bacon into beans and season with salt and pepper before serving.
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