• TOTAL PREP TIME140 minutes

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  • 1 pound boneless ham cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1 pound boneless pork loin cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3/4 pound hot Italian sausage sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 pound smoked pork sausage sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes stemmed
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest grated


Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large Dutch oven, or kettle with lid, combine drained beans, the 6 cups water and all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, skimming if necessary. Cover and transfer to oven. Bake 1 1/2 hours, remove cover and bake another 30 minutes; stirring occasionally. Serve immediately or cool slightly, cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove any fat from surface; reheat slowly on stovetop over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.

Serves 12