Brazilian Feijoada

Brazilian Feijoada

Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian black bean stew that maintains the rich smoky flavors. Famous in Brazil, this dish is based on additional meats, including sausages and is served over boiled brown or basmati rice.

 It is very good and tasty; I promise you that it will not be the last time you will make it!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Freezing time: 2 hours 

Ingredients for four people:

  • 7 ounces of black beans
  • 4.5 ounces lean pork cut in cubes
  • 1 chorizo sausage cut in slices
  • 3.5 ounces of pork belly cut in cubes
  • 4.5 ounces of pork ribs cut in chunks
  • A clove of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • A bay leaf
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  • A tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 7 ounces of boiled Basmati rice

Preparation method:

  • In a pan equipped with a Pan Buddy, sprinkle a little of olive oil, fry all the meats you have already cut. Once they are browned, remove them from the pan and set them aside.
  • In the same oil, fry the chopped garlic and onion until they are golden and tender. Add the glass of wine and let it reduce completely.
  • Add the tomato cut into irregular pieces and the bay leaf and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the beans, meat, salt and pepper. Add water to cover and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, until beans are tender.
  • Set a Spoon Buddy and a spoon aside or on the lid of the pan as it sticks to any flat surface, so you can taste the flavors from time to time and check on it if something is missing.
  • Place some of the beans on one side, the meats on the other and the sauce on top. Add a few scoops of cooked rice on the opposite side and enjoy!
  • Tip: 

    • If you have access to a Latin supermarket nearby, buy jerky. In Brazil, this is the main thing they use.
    • If you have leftover ham, add it!
    • You can add other vegetables.
    • This dish can stay in the refrigerator for up to three days.

    Nutritional values per serving:

    • Calories: 681
    • Total Fat: 33.6g
    • Saturated Fat: 11.5g
    • Cholesterol: 74mg
    • Sodium: 344mg
    • Total Carbohydrate: 59.3g
    • Dietary Fiber: 6.8g
    • Total Sugars: 3.9g  
    • Protein: 29.9g  
    • Vitamin D: 0mcg
    • Calcium: 51mg
    • Iron: 3mg
    • Potassium: 708mg