Brazilian Black Beans With Bacon / Tutu Mineira

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 148


4 strips bacon
1 onion, medium, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup parsley, chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf)
1 bay leaf
4 cups black beans, cooked (if using canned beans, you'll need two 15-ounc cans)
1/2 to 1 cup reserved bean cooking liquid or chicken broth, homemade or canned low-sodium
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, Portuguese (see recipe under "Sauces") or your favorite hot sauce
3 to 4 tablespoons flour, manioc
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 eggs, hard-cooked, coarsely chopped


1. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat. Add the onion, garlic, half the parsley, and the bay leaf and cook until the onion is soft but not brown, about 4 minutes.

2. Add the beans, 1/2 cup bean cooking liquid, and the hot sauce to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Using a pestle, potato masher, or the back of a wooden spoon, mash half the beans. Stir in 3 tablespoons manioc flour. Simmer the beans, uncovered, until nice and thick, about 3 minutes. If it’s too thick, add a little more bean cooking liquid if it’s too thin, add the remaining manioc flour.

3. Correct the seasoning, adding salt, pepper, and additional hot sauce, as needed. Sprinkle the tutu with the chopped eggs and remaining parsley and serve immediately.

Serves 8

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 148
Calories from Fat: 34

This Brazilian Black Beans With Bacon / Tutu Mineira recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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