Portuguese chili beans

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Dried kidney beans
1 teaspoon Cooking oil or bacon drippings
1 medium Onion; chopped
3 cloves Grlic; mashed
1½ pounds Ground chuck or linguesa
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce or tomato paste 1/8 tsp. cloves
1 tablespoon Chili powder (or less)
\N \N Salt and pepper to taste (about 2 tsp. salt)
\N \N Fresh parsley or bell pepper chopped
1 small Hot red pepper

Soak beans overnight, if desired, then cook until tender. Brown onion and garlic in oil. Add ground chuck and brown lightly. Add tomato sauce, cloves, chili powder, salt and pepper, parsley and whole red pepper. Boil for 10-15 minutes. Add beans and cook for 25 minutes or longer. Serve with Portuguese bread.

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