June 20, 2014

Brazilian Cattleman's Beans

A typical dish from the countryside of Minas Gerais, a state well known for its amazing culinary, and historical sights.


BRAZILIAN CATTLEMAN'S BEANS
(servings: 10 / time: 1h 30min)
 
Ingredients
1 lb pinto beans, cooked and drained
2 tbs vegetable oil
8 to 10 oz chopped bacon
1 lb sliced smoked sausage
2 chopped onions
6 diced garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
10 to 14 oz cassava (manioc) flour
salt an Tabasco pepper to taste
1 cup chopped parsley and chives
6 hard boiled eggs, sliced

Directions
1 – Cook the beans al dente, drain and set aside.
2 – In a large saucepan, heat oil and place the bacon and sausage to fry until well browned.
3 – Add the onions and mix well. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
4 – Place the garlic and bay leaves and fry for about 2 minutes, mixing.
5 – Add the manioc flour and, stirring frequently, let cook for about 5 minutes.
6 – Put the beans and cook for 5 minutes, in medium heat, stirring constantly.
7 – Taste. Add salt and pepper to taste.
8 – Turn off the heat, add parsley, chives and sliced eggs. Remove the bay leaves, mix well and serve.

Tips and Options

  • Pork, white rice, collard greens salad and fried pork rinds go well with this dish.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Feijão Tropeiro.

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