Feijoada - Brazilian Stew
Feijoada, Brazilian Stew, is Brazil's national meat and black bean dish. Feijoada should contain pork, beef and sausage with at least one smoked meat product.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 8 servings
- 6 - 14.5 ounce cans of Black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 Tablespoons Olive oil
- 1 pound Pork (shoulder, brisket, butt, smoked or fresh), cut into bite size chunks
- 1 pound Beef (stewing beef, chuck or *carne seca), cut into bite size chunks
- 1 pound Sausages (fresh or smoked, chorizo is a good choice), cut into bite size chunks
- 2 Onions, chopped
- 6 cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 Bay leaves
- Water -- to cover
- Salt and pepper -- to season
- * If using carne seca, soak it overnight in fresh water to rehydrate and remove excess salt.
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high flame. Brown the meat in batches and set aside.
- Add the onions to the hot pot and saute until translucent and wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and saute for another minute or so.
- Add the drained beans, browned meats, bay leaves and enough water to cover everything by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high flame. Then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed to keep the ingredients moist.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and simmer for another hour or so until the meats are very tender.
- Serve hot over rice with simmered greens, orange slices, and bottled hot sauce.