*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                            Feijoada Latin Style
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :4:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Ethnic
                 Meats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         black beans
    6      cups          water
    1      pound         ham cubes -- 3/4 inch cubes
    1      pound         pork loin -- 3/4 inch cubes
      3/4  pound         Italian sausage links -- cut in 1 pieces
    1      pint          cherry tomatoes
    1                    onion -- chopped
    1      teaspoon      red pepper flakes
    6                    garlic cloves -- minced
      1/8  teaspoon      orange zest
 
      1. Cover beans with cold water and soak overnight, or cover them with 
         boiling water and let stand for 2 hours; drain.
      2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large Dutch oven, combine all 
 	ingredients. Bring to a boil, skimming if necessary. Cover and 
 	transfer to oven.
      3. Bake for 1-1/2 hours; remove cover and bake for 30 minutes longer, 
 	stirring occasionally. Allow to cool slightly, then cover and 
 	refrigerate overnight.
      4. Remove any fat from surface. Reheat the feijoada slowly.
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with fresh hot bread and a fruit tray for dessert.
 
 NOTES : A delicious and healthy dish from Latin America, pronounced  
 fay-oh-ah-da.