Portuguese Beans/Feijao a Portuguesa

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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