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Collards and Beans – Puerto Rican Style

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Collards and Beans – Puetro Rican Style
Las coles y Frijoles
by James Belardo

I am of both Puerto Rican and Italian decent but grew up on the Italian side of the family. Unfortunately, I don’t have Pureto Rican family recipes to draw from, I do research to develop my own recipes (and maybe learn a bit of my own culture). Using ingredients found in Puerto Rico is a challenge but living in a multicultural city of Toronto (Canada) many can be found in ethnic markets.

Ingredients
1 bunch collard greens
1 can red kidney beans or black eyed peas
2-3 strips bacon, cut up into small pieces
1 small onion, cut
juice from 1 lime
1/3 cup Zio’s Recaito (Puerto Rican Sofrito)
1 cup Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
olive oil
2-3 tbsp unsalted butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Starch
Brown rice

Directions
1. On medium-high, Pre-heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a sauce pot or small dutch oven. Cook ham (bacon or pancetta) until golden brown (mixing often)
#PuertoRican #Collards #Beans #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - fry ham or bacon in olive oil

2. Add onions and Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) (optional)
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3. – when they begin to turn a bit translucent, add the Recaito, mix well.
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4. After a few minutes, add some butter.
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5. Once the butter melts, add the chicken stock
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6. When the stock comes to a boil add the collards and cover the pot.
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7. After allowing the collards to cook for about 5-10 minutes, add the beans. Mix well, cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes or so.
#PuertoRican #Collards #Beans #Homemade #CucinaDelloZio - beans (black eyed peas)

8. As the collards and beans simmer, add some freshly squeezed lime juice.
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7. Finally, salt and pepper to taste and let cook for a final 5-10 minutes.
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Enjoy

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Written by Zio James

October 17, 2016 at 5:09 PM

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