Feijoada (fay-ZHWAH-duh) Baskets

Brazilians have been cooking up this national dish of spicy black bean stew, known as Feijoada, for more than 300 years.

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins 400°F
  • Stand: 5 mins

Feijoada (fay-ZHWAH-duh) Baskets

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Directions

  1. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch nonstick muffin cups with oil or nonstick spray. Stir together the sweet potato, eggs, flour, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Divide sweet potato mixture among muffin cups, spreading mixture over bottoms and up sides to form basket shapes. Lightly coat sweet potato mixture with oil or spray.
  2. Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 20 minutes until sweet potato baskets are golden brown and set, covering with foil, if necessary, after 10 to 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Remove from oven; let stand about 5 minutes. Carefully loosen and lift baskets out of pans. Set aside on wire racks.
  3. Meanwhile, cook ham, sausage, onion, and garlic in a large saucepan for 4 to 5 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Add beans, lime or orange peel, lime or orange juice, and ground red pepper; heat through.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling into each sweet potato basket. Garnish with cilantro, lime peel, or orange slices, as desired. Serve warm. Makes 12.

From the Test Kitchen

Refrigerate bean filling, covered, up to 1 day; reheat gently to serve.

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Nutrition Facts (Feijoada (fay-ZHWAH-duh) Baskets)

  • Per serving:
  • 180 kcal ,
  • 12 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat ,
  • 43 mg chol. ,
  • 450 mg sodium ,
  • 24 g carb. ,
  • 5 g fiber ,
  • 13 g pro.
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