Carioca Brown Beans
Carioca Beans are the most consumed type of bean in Brazil, served alongside rice, meat or eggs, vegetables and farofa (seasoned cassava flour). It is the main dish in every Brazilian table.
Cooking and serving Carioca Brown Beans the Authentic Brazilian way you will need:
2 cups of Authentic Brazilian Carioca Beans
3 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil
1 medium size chopped onion
2 bulbs of fresh chopped garlic or 1 teaspoon or garlic pure
2 bay leaves
Salt and red pepper to taste
How to prepare:
- Wash and soak beans in cold water overnight.
- Place the beans in a large sauce pan with enough cold water to just cover.
- Cook beans on a low heat for about 1 hour or until soft and smooth.
- Season beans with salt and red pepper to taste.
- In a separate sauce pan gently fry the onion, garlic and bay leaves in olive oil, once soft and golden add cooked beans and mix.
- Cook on a low heat for another 15 minutes. If you prefer a thicker broth, remove 1 ladle of beans, puree and add back to the mixture.