|Warm the coconut oil over medium heat in a medium saucier. If using bacon, add once the oil is hot.|
|Add the garlic and stir until very lightly browned.|
|Add about a quarter of the beans and smash them directly in the saucier. Then add the rest of the beans and stir to combine. Season with a pinch of salt.|
|Add the water. Once the beans start to bubble, drop the heat to low and simmer uncovered. Stir every 5 minutes or so with a spatula until the beans thicken. They should be thick like a stew and slightly runny. If they end up looking dry and too thick, stir in a few spoonfuls of water and simmer to desired consistency.|
|Top with green onions right before serving.|
source: adapted from Authentic Brazilian Cuisine
We use a saucier in this recipe since the curved edges on the bottom help with evaporation and reduction.