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Do you love beans? How about empanadas? Since I am craaaazy for both, I decided to combine two favorites of mine in one single dish: Quick Feijoada Empanadas or Pastel de Feijoada… a bar food that can be served as a snack, a party starter, or finger food for sports games. I am so excited to share this with you!
Our feijoada empanadas consist of small fried empanadas filled with a quick-and-easy feijoada, the savory black bean and pork stew that is considered Brazil’s national dish. These are quick to prepare, without compromising on flavor. There’s no need to make empanada dough because we will be using store-bought wonton wraps. Plus, you don’t even have to make a feijoada from scratch because we will be using BUSH’S Cocina Latina™ Frijoles Negros Machacados (smashed black beans seasoned with poblano chiles, tomatoes, and a touch of bacon). I am telling you, folks, these beans are so good, don’t be surprised if you find yourself eating them by spoonfuls right out of the can — just like I did!
If there is a language that Brazilians speak fluently it is BEANS. They are a staple dish in my home country… something that I grew up eating every single day except Sundays. BUSH’S Cocina Latina™ Smashed Black Beans are so well seasoned, so flavorful, that I couldn’t stop eating them — directly from the can. If only you could have seen the scene in my kitchen: me attacking the can of beans and my husband looking on in disbelief, because he knows how demanding I am when it come to beans. But these are not your ordinary beans, these are LATIN beans, full of SABOR! I am already looking forward to opening the other 3 cans in the Bush’s Cocina Latina™ line, each with a different type of beans and flavor profile…
BUSH’S Cocina Latina™ is a line of beans inspired by regional recipes and the kitchen wisdom handed down from the real experts – mothers, grandmothers, and aunts. This is why those delicious black beans had the power to transport me right back home!
As a Latina, it was truly rewarding to experience their authentic flavor, and to bring some of the true taste of home to the table all by simply opening a can of beans. I was so impressed with the traditional flavors of BUSH’S Cocina Latina™ that they gave me inspiration to be even more creative in the kitchen! Our feijoada empanadas are proof positive…
My husband and I ate the whole batch of feijoada empanadas except for two of them. We were kind enough 🙂 to save one for each of our two daughters. When they got home from school, tasted the feijoada empanadas, and discovered that there was only one apiece left, my eldest started crying — literally! Need I say that she made me prepare more for her?
Save the drama and just double the batch. Happy Feijoada Empanadas! 🙂