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Serves 4-8   Hot  Pork  Beef  Bacon Poultry Vegetables  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 large Onions, chopped

2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

2 Rashers Streaky Bacon, chopped

25g/1oz Parsley, chopped

2 large Tomatoes, chopped

1 red Chili Pepper, chopped

400g/14oz Dried Beans (any type of small brown bean), soaked overnight

225g/8oz Italian sausage

2 Large Boneless Chicken breasts, skinned and cut into 5cm/2-inch cubes

225g/8oz Stewing Steak, cut into 5cm/2-inch cubes

Salt and Black Pepper

2 bay leaves

1.1L/40fl.oz. Water

225g/8oz Pumpkin, peeled and cut into 5cm/2-inch cubes

225g/8oz greens (Cabbage, Collard etc) cut into 5cm/2-inch pieces

175g/6oz fresh Green Beans, cut into 5cm/2-inch lengths

1 small Sweet Potato, peeled and cut into 5cm/ 2-inch cubes

3 ripe Plantains, peeled and cut into 5cm/2-inch lengths




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 the onion, garlic, and bacon and sauté until  golden brown. 


3. Add the parsley , tomatoes, and chili and sauté for 1 minute. 


4. Add the drained beans and salt pork together with the sausage, chicken, steak, salt, black pepper, bay leaves, and water. Mix well bring to simmering point then cover and simmer for 2 hours or until the beans are tender, stirring from time to time and adding more water if necessary to ensure that the beans remain covered whilst cooking. 


5. Add the pumpkin, greens,  beans,  sweet potato, and plantain, mix well and continue to simmer for a further 15 minutes or until the vegetables are just soft. Serve hot with rice and/or toasted manioc meal.



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Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
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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