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Green beans and spicy sausage

Feijao verde guisado com tomate (Green beans stewed in tomatoes) didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. First, I'm not 100% sure that I had the right type of bacon (which type would you choose for "2 slices of bacon"). Then, cooking the onions, garlic, sausage, and bacon for the indicated 5 minutes didn't give me the results I completely expected. Should I have used more heat? Cooked longer?

I didn't have as many green beans, after all, as the recipe called for (turned out to be 4 cups instead of 6), but the ratio of green beans to other ingredients is one of the few things that seemed to go right.

And, finally, how could you ever get that many green beans cooked with 5 minutes getting to a boil, and then 10 minutes simmering over low heat? I had to turn up the heat, and cook an additional 7 minutes, and they were still not quite as tender as I'd like.

I found them tasty, however, so I'm hoping that they'll improve as left-overs. Not sure, however, that I'll ever remake this recipe.


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Jan. 21st, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
5 minutes does sound a little short. Can't argue with those ingredients, though. :-)
Jan. 21st, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
Those times; that can't be right. Surely the bacon and sausage were still raw after only five minutes? How odd...this sounds almost like a recipe for the semi-homemade idea, where you buy things already cooked and all and you're just reheating and mixing together. I know it's not meant that way, surely, but it does seem strange.

You did change your blog name, I see :) Nice!
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