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Serves 4   Hot   Pork  Beef  Bacon  Fruit  Pulses  Stew  Main Course  Dairy Free  Eggless   Brazil  Sth American  South America




225g/8oz Salt Pork, cut into 2.5cm/1-inch cubes

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 Onion, chopped

2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

400g/14oz dried Black Beans, soaked overnight

450g/1lb Portuguese sausage (Linguiça)

225g/8oz  Lean Smoked Ham Hock

Salt and Black Pepper

2 Bay Leaves

1 small Orange, washed and cut in half

960ml/32fl.oz. Water (approx)

450g/1lb Corned Beef, cut into 5cm/ 2-inch cubes

2 Oranges, peeled and sliced to garnish




1. Place the salt pork in a saucepan of cold water, bring to the boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes. 


2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan add the onion and garlic and sauté until light golden brown. 


3. Drain the beans and salt pork and add to the onion mixture together with the sausage, ham hock, salt, black pepper, bay leaves, halved-orange and water. 


4. Mix well, bring to simmering point then cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the beans are tender, stirring from time to time and adding more water if necessary. 


5. Add the corned beef, mix well and continue to cook for a further 1 hour, adding more water if necessary.


6. Serve hot with the sliced oranges and accompanied with rice and/or toasted manioc meal.




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Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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