Picadinho (Brazilian Beef Stew) with Banana Farofa

cooking-time20 min cooking-servings4-5 SERVINGS


For Picadinho: 
  • 1kg (2 packets of) Sadia Beef Cubes
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • cooked rice
For Banana Farofa:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup polenta flour
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil over high heat and add meat seaoned with salt and pepper. Cook until evenly browned. 
  2. Throw in the onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant (2min) then add in tomatoes, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook them altogether for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add broth and let it come to a boil before lowering heat for all the ingredients to simmer for 20 minutes until the meat is tender.
  4. Turn heat back to high and cook it until liquid reduces and thickens (~1 cup). Serve it on one side of the plate.
  5. Next to prep the Banana Farofa, heat olive oil on high and sauté bananas in the pan. Keep it quick or they might get too soft and mushy. Set aside. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Fry bacon (turkey or chicken bacon works for the Halal diet) until crispy and golden then add onion and garlic, sauté until it caramelizes.
  7. Throw in the banana and butter, cook for 2-3 minutes. Then stir in the flour (½ cup at a time) and gently cook to combine. 
  8. Sprinkle parsley over  and mix them to serve with the set aside beef stew and rice if you would like!

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