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Rio's Feijoada

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Ingredients
  Black beans 1 1⁄2 Pound, dried, rinsed, then soaked overnight in water to cover
  Pork knuckle 1 Pound (1 Piece)
  Slab bacon 8 Ounce, rind discarded, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  Polish kielbasa 8 Ounce, cut into 2 inch lengths
  Spicy frankfurters 8 Ounce
  Sausages 8 Ounce, uncooked (Such As Bratwurst)
  Westphalian ham 12 Ounce, lightly smoked, cut into 2 thick slices
  Pork belly 1 Pound
  Boneless pork chops 1 1⁄2 Pound, smoked boneless, or more if you are serving more than 8, each chop halved
  Onions 4 Medium, chopped
  Orange 1 , halved
  Bay leaves 3
  Black pepper To Taste, coarsely ground
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm), coarsely chopped
  Red bell pepper 1 Large, stemmed, seeded, and cut into small dice
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Drain the beans and rinse them.

MAKING
2) Take a very large heavy casserole and place the beans in it.
3) Stir in all the meat, half the chopped onions, the orange, bay leaves, and black pepper.
4) Soak the ingredients in about 1 inch of water and then allow it to come to a boil, removing any scum that rises to the top.
5) Lower the heat to medium-low and uncover and simmer the mixture for about 1 1/2 hours until the beans are soft and meats are cooked well.
6) In the meantime, in a large non-stick skillet, over low heat, heat olive oil and sauté remaining onions, garlic, and bell pepper in it for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are wilted.
7) Keep aside the cooked vegetables.
8) Take a large bowl and transfer the cooked meat to it, covering the bowl to keep the meat warm.
9) Take off the orange halves.

FINALIZING
10) In a food processor, puree 1 cup of beans mixture with on and off pulses.
11) Mix the puree with the remaining beans mixture and then add in the cooked onion mixture, stirring well.
12) Cook the beans until done.

SERVING
13) In a large, decorative, rustic serving bowl, arrange the meat and spoon over the beans. Beans can be served directly from the casserole too.
14) Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Spanish
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Bean
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
115 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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