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Recipe: Irish Stew

Irish Stew

Irish Stew

We continue on our theme of Irish dishes leading up to St. Patrick’s Day with this Irish Stew.

Ingredients:

2 lb. Pork Tenderloin
1/4 c Flour
2 Tbs Butter
3 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1/8 tsp Dried Minced Garlic
2 Stalks Celery, sliced
2 Carrots, sliced
5-6 Baby Red Potatoes, quartered
1 Tbs Dried Parsley
1 tsp Caraway Seed
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 – 12 oz. Bottle Guinness (or other stout beer)
2 1/2 c Chicken Stock

Instructions:

Cook onion and garlic in hot butter. Toss the pork in the flour and pepper to coat. Add pork to the pan and brown on all sides. Add in remaining ingredients and cook until potatoes are done. About 30-45 minutes depending on size. Enjoy!

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Recipe: Sweet Southern Chilli

Sweet Southern Chili

Sweet Southern Chilli

I have to brag for just a moment here. This is the absolute BEST chilli I’ve ever made! I went out on a limb here combining a few flavors I wasn’t 100% positive about but it worked and all the leftovers are spoken for. What little leftovers there are that is.

Ingredients:

1 lb Ground Beef
1 c Water
1 c Chicken Stock
14 oz. can Diced Tomato (or crushed)
8 oz. can Tomato Paste
2 Sweet Potatoes, peeled & diced
1 Russet Potato, peeled & diced
2 Carrots, diced
3 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1 Tbs Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
2 cans Black Beans
1 can Corn

Instructions:

Cook ground beef in a skilled until nicely browned and thoroughly cooked. Add everything into a stock pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook until the potatoes are done. About 1 hour, stirring often. Dish up and enjoy!

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Recipe: Feijoada (Brazilian Pork and Black Bean Stew)

Feijoada

Feijoada (Brazilian Pork and Black Bean Stew)

Feijoada is the national dish of Brazil. It commonly consists of a variety of pork pieces and beans. Depending on which region you’re talking about, the beans can be black, white, kidney, or a mixture. This dish is typically served on Saturdays since it takes a long time to cook. I’ve cut down the overall time in my version and we were thrilled with the result. Because really, what mom (or anyone) has 17 hours to cook this dish? Mine is done in under 3 hours. So join in on the flavor a little south of the border!

Ingredients:

2 Tbs Oil
1 large Onion
3 Garlic Cloves
6 Slices Bacon, cut in 1″ pieces
2 cans Black Beans, drained
4 c Water (enough to cover the beans and meat)
4 oz. Chorizo Sausage (3 links)
1 lb. Pork Ribs, bone in
7 oz. Smoked Sausage
7 oz. Andouli Sausage
2 Bay Leaves, crushed
1/8 tsp Coriander
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
1/4 c Fresh Parsley, chopped (4 tsp Dried Parsley)
1/2 c Green Onion, chopped
1/2 c Fresh Cilantro, chopped2 c Rice, uncooked (to serve the stew over)

Instructions:

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In a large dutch oven (or stock pot), heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic. Add bacon and cook until rendered. Add in the black beans and water. Stir to combine. Place all of your meat in (I used about 3 pounds of meat total). Add your spices (coriander, pepper, cumin). Add your herbs (parsley, green onion, cilantro). Bring to a boil, then let simmer until the meat is cooked (170°) and falling off the bone (in the case of the ribs). This can take 1-2 hours depending on the size of your meat pieces. When the stew is almost done, cook the rice according to the directions on the package. Once the pork pieces have cooked fully, take them out of the stew and chop them up into large pieces (around 1″) and place on a plate grouped by meat.

Feijoada Meats

To serve, place a bed of rice on a plate, ladle the bean and broth over the rice, and place your choice of meats on top. Serves 6.

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You can see my plate on the left and my husbands plate on the right. We couldn’t decide on which plate looked more delicious. I hope you liked our culinary trip to Brazil. Is there a country you’d like us to visit? Let me know!