Monday, August 8, 2011

Portuguese Baked Beans/ Feijao Assado

This dish is a portuguese traditional dish. This recipe is usually made with dry beans but,  I use the canned beans because it is much quicker to make this way. I love to eat this over a white rice but, my favorite way is to have it as a sandwich in a portuguese pop. My mom always made sandwiches with these beans for my dad and herself to bring for lunch. It is an inexpensive dish and is absolutely delicious. You will need:

2 Tbs. of extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 Tbs. of portuguese paprika
1 lb. of linguicia or chourico, chopped with casing removed
1/2 of a package of smoked bacon, chopped (about 1 cup)
4 (15.5 oz.) cans of cannellini beans
3/4 cup of good red wine
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cup of chopped parsley (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. Then, add onion, paprika, linguica and bacon. Let these ingredients cook until the onions are translucent and the linguica is a bit browned and a little of the fat from the bacon has been rendered. This takes about 10 minutes. Add the beans, wine, parsley and the salt and pepper. Cook for another 5-8 minutes. Pour the beans into a 13x9 inch baking dish. Bake covered, for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 25- 30 minutes.

Serve over rice or in a portuguese pop. You can also just serve as is with a salad on the side. Hope you enjoy!

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