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Samba Soul Feijoada Explosion


About the Dish:

Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian dish that is often considered the national dish of Brazil. It is a hearty and flavorful black bean stew that is typically made with a variety of meats, such as pork, beef, and sausage. The dish originated from the African slaves in Brazil and has since become a beloved part of Brazilian cuisine.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 5g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Black beans 1 pound
Pork shoulder 1 pound
Smoked sausage 1 pound
Bacon 4 strips
Onion 1 medium
Garlic 4 cloves
Bay leaves 2
Orange 1
Salt To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Rinse the black beans and soak them in water overnight. Drain the beans.
  • Step 2: In a large pot, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside.
  • Step 3: In the same pot, brown the pork shoulder and smoked sausage. Remove and set aside.
  • Step 4: In the same pot, sauté the onion and garlic until softened.
  • Step 5: Return the meats to the pot. Add the black beans, bay leaves, and enough water to cover everything.
  • Step 6: Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, or until the beans and meats are tender.
  • Step 7: Remove the bay leaves and discard.
  • Step 8: Squeeze the juice from the orange and add it to the pot. Stir well.
  • Step 9: Season with salt to taste.
  • Step 10: Serve the feijoada hot with white rice, collard greens, and orange slices.

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