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Brazilian Carnival Delight: Feijoada Fiesta!


About the Dish:

Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian dish that is often considered the national dish of Brazil. It is a rich and hearty black bean stew that is typically made with various cuts of pork, such as bacon, sausage, and pork ribs. It also includes beef and sometimes other meats like smoked meats or jerked beef.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat Varies depending on ingredients
Saturated Fat Varies depending on ingredients
Trans Fat Varies depending on ingredients
Cholesterol Varies depending on ingredients
Sodium Varies depending on ingredients
Total Carbohydrates Varies depending on ingredients
Dietary Fiber Varies depending on ingredients
Sugars Varies depending on ingredients
Protein Varies depending on ingredients


Ingredient Quantity
Black Beans 1 pound
Pork Ribs 1 pound
Bacon 8 ounces
Sausage 8 ounces
Beef 8 ounces
Onion 1 large, chopped
Garlic 4 cloves, minced
Bell Pepper 1, chopped
Bay Leaves 2
Ground Cumin 1 teaspoon
Salt To taste
Black Pepper To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Soak the black beans overnight in water. Drain and rinse before cooking. In a large pot, combine the soaked black beans, pork ribs, bacon, sausage, and beef. Add enough water to cover the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours, skimming off any foam that forms on the surface.
  • Step 2: In a separate pan, heat some oil and sauté the chopped onion, minced garlic, and bell pepper until softened. Add the sautéed vegetables to the pot of simmering beans and meat.
  • Step 3: Add the bay leaves, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper to taste. Stir well and continue to simmer for another 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until the beans are tender and the flavors are well combined.
  • Step 4: Serve the feijoada hot with rice, farofa (toasted cassava flour), and sliced oranges. Enjoy!

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