600 g of pork rind
500 g of beans
100 g of freshly grated Pecorino
30 g of chopped parsley
125 ml of extra virgin olive oil
100 g of peeled tomatoes
6 garlic cloves, minced
Pepper to taste
Chili pepper to taste
(or 1 hot red pepper)
Wash and clean the pork rind. Cut six equal squares. Sprinkle with pecorino, parsley, salt and pepper. Roll up each square to make a bundle and tie with twine. Soak the beans overnight. In a large pot of water, cook over low heat the pork rind bundles and the beans. While cooking, remove the fat and other impurities with a spoon, from time to time. In a separate saucepan, heat the olive oil and brown the garlic, the parsley and the hot pepper. Add the peeled tomatoes and cook about 15 minutes. When the pork rind bundles and beans are cooked, season with the sauce. Cook over low heat for an additional 20 minutes. Serve as a one dish meal.
Reprinted with permission from Regione Basilicata, Dipartimento Agricoltura e Sviluppo Rurale.