Smoked Pork Neck Bones And Black Beans

I was in a grocery store the other day and saw a package of smoked pork neck bones.  I don’t recall ever eating them before; but they were enticing, and I had a good intuition on how they might be prepared.  Slow-cooked with spices and black beans, I thought, and they might evoke memories of Brazilian feijoada.  Now before you rap my knuckles, understand that I am not saying this is anything that approximates feijoada:  I know that the real thing requires multiple steps and is a very complicated dish.  I only say that this dish may evoke memories of that venerable Brazilian dish.  Decide for yourself.  In any case, this is a simple matter to prepare, is very inexpensive, and is undeniably delicious.

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