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Samba Black Bean Delight


About the Dish:

Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian dish that originated from Portuguese cuisine. It is a rich and hearty stew made with black beans, various cuts of pork, and smoked meats. Feijoada is often considered the national dish of Brazil and is commonly served with rice, collard greens, and orange slices. This dish is known for its complex flavors and is typically enjoyed during special occasions or as a weekend meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 1000mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 2g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Black Beans 2 cups
Pork Shoulder 1 lb
Smoked Sausage 8 oz
Bacon 4 slices
Garlic 4 cloves
Onion 1 large
Bay Leaves 2
Orange 1
Salt To taste
Black Pepper To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Rinse the black beans and soak them in water overnight.
  • Step 2: In a large pot, cook the pork shoulder, smoked sausage, and bacon until browned. Remove the meats from the pot and set aside.
  • Step 3: In the same pot, sauté the garlic and onion until fragrant. Add the soaked black beans, bay leaves, and enough water to cover the beans.
  • Step 4: Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 2 hours or until the beans are tender.
  • Step 5: Meanwhile, slice the orange and set aside.
  • Step 6: Once the beans are tender, return the cooked meats to the pot. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Step 7: Simmer the feijoada for another 30 minutes to meld the flavors together.
  • Step 8: Serve the feijoada hot with steamed rice, collard greens, and orange slices.

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