Brazilian Beef Croquettes

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Enjoy Brazilian Beef Croquettes at home with this simple recipe

Hey, World Travelers! We’re headed to Brazil this month for our Food of the World party. Like most month, I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to cook up. Then as I was working on these Beef Croquettes I started worrying they wouldn’t be too photogenic, but they turned out better than I expected. So if I can make these, so can you!!

I seem to get myself into these pickles with needing to fry stuff, but I don’t own an actual fryer. I actually prefer it that way, since a pot or pan usually works just as well, and frees up space in the kitchen for other fun gadgets.

I found the recipe for these Brazilian Beef Croquettes over at Cuca Brazuca. I made a few changes, both in amounts and flavors (whoops, who took my Worcestershire sauce?). While browsing and learning more about the Brazilian Croquette, I found there are many different varieties including a cod croquette. That is for sure going on my list to make! 

Brazilian Beef Croquettes
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  1. Ingredients
  2. 1lb stewed meat
  3. 1/4 onion, chopped finely
  4. 3 green onions, chopped finely
  5. 1 tsp dried parsley
  6. 1/4 tsp cumin
  7. 1/2 tsp paprika
  8. 1/4 tsp pepper
  9. dash of salt
  10. 2 tsp soy sauce
  11. 1/2 cup milk
  12. 3 TBS Wheat flour
  13. 2 eggs
  14. drizzle of Olive Oil
  15. 2 cups Breadcrumbs
  16. 3 TBS cold water
  17. 1 TBS Corn Flour
  1. Over medium low heat cook onions until tender.
  2. Add meat, cumin, paprika, pepper, and parsley. Brown meat. Cover and cook another 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow slightly cool. Meanwhile, mix the wheat flour and milk together.
  4. In a food processer (or I used my blender), chop beef mixture until it makes a paste. It does not take very long at all.
  5. Return meat paste to pan, and add milk mixture, salt and soy sauce. Heat over medium heat until well combined. Refrigerate.
  6. Mix eggs, cold water and olive oil in a shallow dish. In a separate dish combine corn flour and breadcrumbs.
  7. Heat fryer, or vegetable oil in a pan about 1-2inches deep
  8. Once the meat is set enough to hold it's shape, form into logs about 3-4 inches long, and 1inch wide. Roll meat in the egg mix, and then the breadcrumbs. Place in hot oil and brown all around.
  9. Remove to a cooling rack lined with paper towels.
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Traditionally it looks like Croquettes are eaten with a tahini sauce. We had ours with a side of sticky rice. 
Looking for more Brazilian cuisine? Check out the linky below, or I also found this site The Amazing Flavours of Brazil you may want to check out. 
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3 thoughts on “Brazilian Beef Croquettes

  1. I know what you mean about not having a fryer! I tend to shallow fry or else I'll use my smallest sauce pan and work in small batches. I HATE dealing with the leftover oil. My mother would save hers, but I don't fry often enough to make it worth my while.

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