How to make it

  • Soak beans in cold water to cover by 2 inches 8 hours.
  • Cook bacon in a 4- to 6-quart heavy pot until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Spoon off (and discard) all but about 3 tablespoons fat in pot. Cook onion in reserved fat over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until golden, 7 to 9 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until it begins to turn golden.
  • Drain beans and add to onion mixture with remaining ingredients (except bacon). Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. (Older beans will take longer to cook and require more water during cooking.) Crumble bacon into beans and season with salt and pepper before serving.

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  • Good4U 9 years ago
    Review by Frankieanne in IMI
    Portugese Bean Stew
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  • actionankles 13 years ago
    Could I use tinned beans?
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    " It was excellent "
    frankieanne ate it and said...
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    " It was good "
    gingerlea ate it and said...
    Here in Tampa, FL there is never a hot soup or stew day but I had some dried beans and Argentine Chorizo in the freezer so thought I would try. Unfortunatly didn't have tomato paste so used some tomato sauce. Let it cook down real good and the flavor is fantastic!
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  • modmom50 16 years ago
    I do love soups and this one sounds great. Thanks for posting and as soon as temps drop out of the red zone we will be trying this one.
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  • pudgy47 16 years ago
    Wonderful recipe this is a must... Thanks
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  • dee 16 years ago
    Sadly it IS soup weather here in the UK. Still raining, cold, miserable weather for summer time. Where did it go? Oh yea.. it as he re in April. BUT I think we willbe having this soup this weekend. Just gotta soak those beans. Thanks for sharing this with us so it won't be forgotten.
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