Brazilian Beans Carioca

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1 lb. pinto or black beans

6 cups water

2 to 2 1/2 lbs. cross-cut beef shanks or beef soup meat and bones

2 tsp. salt

2 or 3 Tbs. butter or margarine

1 cup chopped onions

1 clove garlic, minced

1 can (8 oz) stewed tomatoes

1 small hot dry red chili pepper

or 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 Tbs. all-purpose ground chocolate

1/4 cup toasted ground almonds

1 Tbs. grated orange rind

1/2 to 1 lb. Linguica (Portuguese Sausage)

or Italian Sausage

2 oranges

Farofa topping

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