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This is a typical Portuguese/Brazilian stew made with black beans and a variety of traditional sausages. This is my family’s version of the original.

2 large onions finely diced
3 cloves of garlic – chopped
2 bay leaves
2 chillies chopped
Olive oil
2 x tins of black beans ( you can get dried beans and soak overnight, then boil for 1hr)
1 x tin of broad beans
250g pork belly cut into cubes
150g bacon – diced
2 chorizo sausages – sliced
1 farinheira sausage – left whole ( this can be bought from Everfresh or replaced with any spicy sausages such as bratwurst)
1 TBsp tomato puree
Salt and pepper
Parsley sprig
Basmati rice

Salt the upper surface of the pork belly and grill the cubes until tender
Fry off the chorizo and the bacon in a little olive oil 
Remove the sausage/bacon from the pan and fry onions in the remaining fat
Add chilli, garlic and bay leaves to the onions – fry until glazed
Add pork belly to the onions 
Add beans and water to the pot and cook until the gravy thickens
Add the farinheira sausage which cooks in about 10min
Add tomato purée and season with salt and pepper
Garnish with parsley and serve with rice.