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Samba Sunrise Feijoada: A Carnival of Flavor


About the Dish:

Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian dish, often considered the national dish of Brazil. It is a hearty and flavorful stew made with black beans, various cuts of pork, and beef. Feijoada is typically served with rice, collard greens, orange slices, and farofa (toasted cassava flour).

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 50g
Dietary Fiber 15g
Sugars 3g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Black Beans 1 pound
Pork Shoulder 1 pound
Smoked Sausage 1 pound
Bacon 8 slices
Beef Ribs 1 pound
Onion 1
Garlic 4 cloves
Bay Leaves 2
Ground Cumin 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Rinse the black beans and soak them overnight. Drain and rinse again before cooking.
  • Step 2: In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pot and set aside, leaving the bacon fat in the pot.
  • Step 3: Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot with the bacon fat. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
  • Step 4: Cut the pork shoulder into small chunks and add it to the pot. Brown the pork on all sides.
  • Step 5: Cut the smoked sausage into slices and add it to the pot along with the beef ribs. Cook for a few minutes to brown the meats.
  • Step 6: Add the soaked black beans to the pot and enough water to cover everything. Add the bay leaves, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  • Step 7: Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 3 hours, or until the beans and meats are tender.
  • Step 8: While the feijoada is simmering, prepare the collard greens by removing the stems and chopping the leaves into thin strips. Steam or sauté the collard greens until wilted.
  • Step 9: Serve the feijoada with rice, collard greens, orange slices, and farofa. Enjoy!

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