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Posted on March 27, 2014

My Grandma Polly used to make these. Instead of the salted pork I used bacon.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Portuguese beans


2 cups pinto beans

4 cups water

1/4 pound salted pork, cut

1 onion, minced

1 clove garlic, crushed

hot chili pepper to taste

1 1/2 cups tomato sauce

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 bay leaf

salt and pepper to taste



Wash beans and soak them in water overnight. In a skillet, fry pork and saute onion and garlic, add to beans in a kettle and enough water to cover beans. Bring to boil and add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours over low heat.


(Ref. "Portuguese Beans" recipe, Foods of the Azores Islands, page 40.)