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).
|Black Beans||1 pound|
|Pork Shoulder||1 pound|
|Smoked Sausage||1 pound|
|Beef Ribs||1 pound|
|Ground Cumin||1 teaspoon|
|Black Pepper||to taste|
- 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!