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Brazilian Feijoada

Brazilian Feijoada
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6

Feijoada (black bean stew) is as Brazilian as a dish can get. In fact, it is considered the national dish of the Carioca region of Brazil. It has a lot of ingredients which all contribute to its amazing taste. Its base consists of black beans, different kinds of meat, cold cuts and other vegetables. It is served on white rice, with slices of lemon or orange. It can also be served with finely diced cabbage, sautéed with garlic and oil. Each time I make and eat this incredible dish, I am transported to Rio de Janeiro during carnival time, with the rhythm and moves of sambas in my head and heart… and a caipirinha in my hand. One day I hope to actually go and experience Rio during carnival first hand! For now, I am content with my feijoada. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
tablespoons oil
1
medium onion, diced
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
can of (cooked) black beans (1 lb)
1
cup of smoked lard (smoked bacon), sliced
1
Spanish chorizo, sliced
1
pork sausage, sliced
1
cup of smoked ham (Serrano style), sliced
1
green pepper, diced
1
red pepper, diced
1
bay leaf
Salt and pepper, to taste
Lemon or orange wedges, if desired

Directions

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  • 1
    Cook onion and garlic in oil for about one minute, in a large pot over medium heat.
  • 2
    Add black beans, lard, chorizo, sausage, ham, peppers, and bay leaf. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Cover pot and allow to cook over low heat for approximately 20 minutes. Make sure to stir it occasionally.
  • 3
    When it is ready, serve it over white rice. If you like you can serve it with pork rinds and lemon or orange slices.
  • If you have some extra time, buy fresh dried black beans for the feijoada. Allow them to soak overnight approximately 12 hours), changing the water from time to time. Cook for one hour before using them.
 

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More About This Recipe
  • Feijoada (black bean stew) is as Brazilian as a dish can get. In fact, it is considered the national dish of the Carioca region of Brazil. It has a lot of ingredients which all contribute to its amazing taste. Its base consists of black beans, different kinds of meat, cold cuts and other vegetables. It is served on white rice, with slices of lemon or orange. It can also be served with finely diced cabbage, sautéed with garlic and oil. Each time I make and eat this incredible dish, I am transported to Rio de Janeiro during carnival time, with the rhythm and moves of sambas in my head and heart… and a caipirinha in my hand. One day I hope to actually go and experience Rio during carnival first hand! For now, I am content with my feijoada.

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