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Braised Pork With White Beans Kale And Winter Tomatoes

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Ingredients
  Dried white beans 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Small)
  Olive oil 6 Tablespoon, divided
  Boneless pork shoulder roast 1
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Carrots 2 , coarsely chopped
  White onions 2 , coarsely chopped
  Celery stalks 1 , coarsely chopped
  Balsamic vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned stewed tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 can)
  Tomato paste 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken stock 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Garlic bulb 2 , cut in half (plus 4 minced garlic cloves)
  Fresh thyme 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Kale 1 Pound, leaves torn into bite-size pieces (1 bunch)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl, soak the beans in water overnight; drain.
2) In a pot, cook the beans in salted water for about 1 hour until tender.
Keep aside.
3) Drain and reserve the juice from stewed tomatoes; coarsely chop the tomatoes and keep aside.
4) Preheat the oven to 350°F.

MAKING
5) In a large ovenproof casserole, heat 2 tablespoons oil over a medium-high heat.
6) Season the pork with salt and pepper and sear in hot oil until evenly browned.
7) Remove the pork from pan; pour off the drippings, reserving a few teaspoons.
8) Stir in the carrots, onions and celery; stir frequently and cook until the vegetables are browned.
9) Stir in the vinegar and cook for about 1 minute.
10) Then stir in the drained juice from stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, garlic bulbs and thyme.
11) Bring the liquid to a simmer and add the pork shoulder.
12) Place the casserole in oven, and cook uncovered, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours turning the pork several times, until pork is very tender.

FINALIZING
13) Remove the pork from the casserole and place the casserole with braising juices on the stove top over a high heat.
14) Boil rapidly until the liquid is reduced to 4 cups; strain.
15) In a large saute pan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil over a medium heat.
16) Stir in the kale and saute for 1 minute.
17) Stir in 4 minced garlic cloves, reserved stewed tomatoes and white beans.
18) Pour in the strained braising liquid and simmer for about 5 minutes until kale wilts.
19) Season with salt and pepper to taste.

SERVING
20) Serve the Braised Pork with White Beans Kale and Winter Tomatoes immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Braising
Interest: 
Holiday, Winter
Ingredient: 
Pork
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
200 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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