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Collard Greens with Beans

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Collard Greens with Beans
Couve Com Feijão
by James Belardo

We’re always on the lookout for healthy and nutritious foods, especially vegetables. A couple of Portuguese friends introduced me to hearty leafy-green Collard Greens. My first taste of Collard Greens were in a hearty Portuguese soup aptly called Sopa de Couve, or Collard Green Soup. Sopa de Couve is a common Portuguese soup made with Portuguese Chorizo, tomatoes, beans and Collard Greens.

The following recipe for Collards and beans is not a soup, it’s closer to a stew, it’s a tasty side dish that goes well with rice and grilled meats such as beef or pork.

Ingredients
8-12 collard green leaves, sliced into 1-inch strips
1 can white kidney beans, drained
1/2 vidalia onion
2-3 cloves garlic
olive oil
1/2 Portuguese Chorizo sausage, spicy or mild, your choice (Portuguese Style)
1 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
1 can plum tomatoes (hand crushed)
1/4 cup Pimenta
salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions
1. In a large sauce pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and fry the thinly sliced Chorizo sausages.
#Portugese #Collards and #Beans  #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - fry the chorizo

2. When the sliced sausages are cooked, toss in the the onions and garlic.
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3. When the onions show signs of translucency, add the chicken stock and let come to a simmer.
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4. When it comes to a simmer add the pimenta.
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5. As it comes to a simmer again, add the hand crushed tomatoes.
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6. As this comes to a simmer, add chopped collard greens, mix well and cover. Let cook for about 15-20 minutes mixing frequently.
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7. Once the collard greens begin to soften fold in the beans and let simmer for a final 15-20 minutes seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
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8. Serve over brown rice
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Enjoy

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July 11, 2016 at 2:28 PM

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