Tuesday, January 27, 2009

B is for Brazilian Black Beans

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday round 4
was launched last week.
To B or not to B. That is the question this week.









Granddaughter Myrtle has been with us this last week before returning to to Brazil to further her archeological research for her PhD. dissertation. She will receive her degree in June from the University of California Santa Barbara. Above you see a delicious Brazilian dish featuring Black Beans (called feijoada) that Myrtle prepared for us yesterday.

After soaking the Brazilian Black Beans overnight, she stewed them with a generous quantity of onions and garlic...

in a Blue pot over a Blue flame...


then Browned pork...


and added the pork, Browned steak
and plenty of spicy sausage to the Black Beans...

so that her grandfather and I could enjoy it spooned over rice with traditional orange slices and green salad. Yum! It reminded us of happy years we have spent in Brazil. Myrtle also shot these photos of the steps of preparation because she knew I wanted a B entry for ABC Wednesday. What a thoughtful granddaughter!

29 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Yummmie! Hi Granny Smith, I doesn't look delicious but I know for sure it is absolutely fab./ Tyra

Betty said...

I love black beans. I make a black bean and corn salad that is good to take to pot lucks. The grandfather look very happy.

richies said...

Black beans are my favorite. We love refried black beans in our burritos. We drive 50 miles to a Mexican store just to buy those beans. We first learned to like them in Belize

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Kate said...

Black beans are my favorites,thanks for sharing the recipe

Kate
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Maggie May said...

I can't say that I have ever tried black beans but eat almost any other kind. Must look out for them.

anthonynorth said...

Those photos have set me up perfectly for my supper.
Lovely.

Lene said...

Thank you for inviting to dinner :) Taste really good, and beans are healthy to :)

ChrissyM said...

Excellent B post!!!

shutter happy jenn said...

That's a whole of Bs there! And I love to eat black beans, too!

My "B" entry is posted here and here. Hope you'll take a look as well. Thanks!

Dulce said...

Black beans ... delicious!!!!

Fotosekken said...

That was nice B's from you and your considerate granddaughter. =o)

Tumblewords: said...

Indeed, a thoughtful and smart granddaughter! I love black beans and this looks delicious...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Mmmmmmm. Black Bean soup sounds delicious!

naturglede said...

Sounds delicious!Greate choise! Hva a fun abc:)

photowannabe said...

This just made my mouth water. I love black beans and this looks just wonderful. Perfect post for B.

Hyde DP said...

I've never liked black beans - maybe the ones we get here are not the same.

RuneE said...

Your husband seemed to enjoy it, so Blck Beans it is!

PS I would suppose some where translated, but might be difficult to trace today. First stop would be Amazon. Thereafter some good library.

Miss_Yves said...

Lots of "b" for a tempting recipe! Sympathetic photos with pleasant colours !

Rose said...

Kudos to your granddaughter for giving you a great B word for this post today! I hope she enjoys the rest of her stay in Brazil.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love everything about this post : ). I love that I got to see a picture of Grandfather. I can see his joy in his smile. This made me love you even more : )!

I love your colorful tablecloth and your colorful pots and plates. I love that you have so many memories from your beautiful life together. What a blessing.

Honey And Papa said...

Dianne said that you made her hungry. Though not feijoada, she grew up eating Central American black bean dishes.

The last feijoada I had was at that little restaurant you took us to in Berkeley.

D Herrod said...

You lived in Brazil? Very cool. Hope all goes well with your granddaughter's dissertation. My husband is working on his.

Dragonstar said...

That sounds delicious! What a thoughtful granddaughter to provide you with all those B words and photos. They are so good.

Thank you for visiting me earlier, and complimenting my dragons.

Bren said...

I love this blog. I am getting those ingredients to make the bean soup this weekend. LOVE IT!!!! You are amazing!

Reader Wil said...

It looks very delicious! If you substitute the beans by peas, you'll get the Dutch peasoup, which I love to have especially on cold winter days!

Rinkly Rimes said...

It appears to be wonderful food for a cold day! And what a brainy family you are!

Grace and Bradley said...

I loved the black bean over rice too, but could never cook it well. Our granddaughter is still trying to walk. It will be a while she will have a PhD and cook a black bean soup for us.

Pernill@ said...

Nice interputation in the letter B
Have a nice weekend!
Greetings from Sweden.

malena Sandra said...

Just stoped by to great you lovely people,have a nice weekend,Sandra.