When I read my email and saw who my Secret Recipe Club assignment was this month I was so dang excited. Bewitching Kitchen is an amazing blog written by Sally. Sally was born and raised in Sao Paolo Brazil and has lived in California, Paris and now lives in Manhattan. I have a huge love of Brazil and South America. I was an exchange student in high school and lived in Brazil with an amazing family who I am still in contact with. The food, the culture, the people, I love them all.
Sally has a whole section of her blog of Brazilian recipes. I truly wanted to make each and every one of them. I remember them all and was instantly transported back to years, walking along the streets of Rio eating a Coxinha de Galinha that I bought from a food cart. Or eating a delicious bowl of Feijoada and rice that my host mom made for lunch.
After lots of lots of agonizing over which recipe I was going to post (because I’m making quite a few of them!) I chose the Brazilian Black Beans. This recipe is Sally’s Mom’s recipe and I agree with Sally, it makes the best black beans in the world!
I ate these everyday until they were gone. They were delicious and instantly made me feel like I did so many years ago in Brazil.
You can make your beans thinner if that’s what you like. I “mashed” up more of the beans because I love, love, love when they are thick and not so soupy. But that’s the great thing about beans – you get to decide.