Sunday, March 7, 2010

Feijao / Black Beans

Feijoada: black been stew
For about 1 bag of black beans: first sort through the beans and take out any rocks. soak beans in water for about 2-3 hours. drain.
pour beans into a pressure cooker with water about 1-2 inches above height of beans. add polska kielbasa sausage and 1 cube feijao bouillon (most will not have this, you can try chicken bouillon otherwise) . cook on high for about 15 min.
meanwhile, in a pan: sauté onions, garlic and salt. take out about 1-2 Tbsp of sauce from beans and add to pan with onions, etc. (if you have difficulty opening the lid on pressure cooker, pour cold water over it until seal releases)
add onion mix to beans and continue to simmer until done (about 30 min or so)

Once beans are done (they should be easy to bite, not too mushy) smash beans at bottom with a masher mallet (picture coming soon) another item most may not have..otherwise just mix with a spoon.

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