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Picadinho'A Brasiliera

Rated as 4.07 out of 5 Stars

"This is an authentic Brazilian ground beef and vegetable recipe which I tweaked to my family's liking. Who says ground beef has to be boring?! Serve over hot white rice."
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2 h 10 m servings 448 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onions and garlic, and cook until the onions have caramelized to a deep, golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir frequently as the onions cook. Meanwhile, place the ground beef, celery, bell pepper, eggs, tomatoes, and parsley into a mixing bowl; mix until evenly combined.
  2. Add the meat mixture into the caramelized onions, and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in the red wine and red pepper flakes. Continue simmering, covered, until the liquid evaporates, about 1 hour.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 448 calories; 31.1 g fat; 8 g carbohydrates; 25.2 g protein; 210 mg cholesterol; 223 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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We all LOVED this dish! With the exception of adding additional salt,pepper, and garlic powder (which I do on almost all recipes) I followed to a "T". My 8 year old ate 2 huge bowls and I'm to...

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This recipe was all right, and we enjoyed it, but it wasn't anything particularly special or interesting. I did end up adding salt and pepper, which helped, but I don't think I'll be coming bac...

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We all LOVED this dish! With the exception of adding additional salt,pepper, and garlic powder (which I do on almost all recipes) I followed to a "T". My 8 year old ate 2 huge bowls and I'm to...

Let me preface my review by stating I've never heard of this dish before, so I have no basis for comparison as far as "authentic" goes. I stumbled across it and thought it looked like an intere...

This is extremely Good! I made it as written except I added salt and pepper.I served it with white rice and yellow rice.I liked the yellow rice better.This dish has a very South American flavor ...

Was awesome! Made plain ol boring ol ground beef into a fancy dinner. The flavors were so deep, it tasted like something I would be ordering, not making. I loved this dish. Oh, and ps, leftovers...

I really liked this. it was different than what I imagined it would be, but in a good way. I made these changes: cut recipe in half (4 servings), 2tbsp dry parsley in place of 1/2c fresh, who...

This was amazing! I cut it in half, used the whole can of tomatoes and left out the celery. Served over yellow rice. Hubby couldn't get enough! Try it with a few splashes of hot sauce, yum!

whole family enjoyed this dish. I topped it with parm.

I am the submitter of this recipe and thought I would add a helpful hint: Use a wine that is flavorful and one that you enjoy! This can make the difference of your recipe turning out bland or ...

Very good, but very bland. I added salt, black peeper and two teaspoons of sugar. I served it over whit rice and thought of adding a can of tomato soup and serving it over elbow noodles. That mi...