This is a typical dish of Acre, Amazon region of Brazil, bordering Peru and Bolivia, where i live.
It is a mixture of corn couscous, parsley and chives, ground beef and fried egg. Much appreciated for breakfast.
- 250 g pre cooked flaked corn flour or pre cooked corn flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 400 ml water, approximately
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 cloves chopped garlic
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
- 2 fried eggs
- parsley and chopped tomatoes
- Mix the corn flour, manioc starch and salt, together, in a bowl.
- Gradually add the water and mix well until all ingredients are moist and mixture has a crumbly texture. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
- Fill the steamer pot half full of water.
- Place the couscous mixture into the steamer basket and gently level the top without pressing. The mixture should remain soft to allow the steam to penetrate just right.
- Cover and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes, until it begins to release its aroma. At this point the mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the steamer.
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, bell pepper, tomatoes, and parsley into a mixing bowl; mix until evenly combined.