Brazilian Black Bean Stew
2 lb. dried black beans
1/2 lb beef jerky (optional)
1/2 lb salt pork
1/2 lb link sausage
1 lg pork ribs (fresh or cured)
1 lg clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. onion
1 bay leaf (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
Cook beans in water to cover approximately 1 hour with the salt
pork. During the last hour of cooking add the ribs and sausage.
About this time, saut the onion and garlic in the olive oil and
add to the beans. Cook until beans and meat are tender and done.
Your should allow about 3 hours from start to finish. Serve with
white rice. For a traditional Brazilian meal, serve with kale
which has been shredded and sauted in olive oil and browned minced garlic,
a hot sauce of your own choosing, sliced oranges and ground manioc flour
which has been heated with butter.