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Samba Feast: A Carnival of Flavors with Feijoada Delight


About the Dish:

Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian dish that originated from Portuguese cuisine. It is a hearty black bean stew typically made with assorted cuts of pork, such as pork ribs, bacon, and sausage. The dish is usually served with rice, collard greens, and sliced oranges. Feijoada is a popular dish during celebrations and gatherings in Brazil, and it is often considered the national dish of the country. The slow cooking process allows the flavors of the pork and beans to meld together, resulting in a rich and savory stew that is full of smoky and meaty goodness.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 900mg
Total Carbohydrates 60g
Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Black beans 2 cups
Pork ribs 1 pound
Bacon 6 slices
Smoked sausage 2 links
Onion 1 large, chopped
Garlic 4 cloves, minced
Bay leaves 2
Orange 1, sliced

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Rinse the black beans and soak them overnight in water. Drain the beans and set them aside.
  • Step 2: In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and set it aside. Leave the bacon fat in the pot.
  • Step 3: Add the pork ribs, sausage, onion, and garlic to the pot with the bacon fat. Cook over medium heat until the meat is browned.
  • Step 4: Add the black beans, bay leaves, and enough water to cover the ingredients in the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 2 hours, or until the beans are tender.
  • Step 5: Remove the pork ribs and sausage from the pot and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Discard the bay leaves.
  • Step 6: Return the pork ribs, sausage, and crispy bacon to the pot. Stir everything together and cook for an additional 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Step 7: Serve the feijoada hot with steamed rice, collard greens, and sliced oranges on the side.

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