Brazilian Black Bean Feijoada

Course : Beans
Serves: 8
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2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 medium onions -- chopped
2 tablespoons grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper -- (or more)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cans black beans -- (15 oz ea)
2 tablespoons plum vinegar
1 teaspoon lima sea salt
3 large sweet red peppers* -- (opt.), - roasted and peeled

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oil, sauté onions until translucent. Add cent. Add remaining ingredients, sauté for 2 minutes, and set aside. Prepare topping. and sea salt. Simmer for 5 more minutes. Partially mash beans for a thick bean sauce consistency. * To roast peppers hold over a gas burner or put under the broiler, rotating the peppers until they are charred black. Place in a paper bag and seal. This will allow the peppers to sweat. Peel off the charred skin and run under cold water. Seed and slice the peppers into thin strips. Serve the Feijoada over rice or pasta. Garnish with red pepper strips. Annemarie Colbin, The Natural Gourmet Variations: This can be used as a bean dip with chips, or mashed for refried beans.

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