Feijoada ( Brazilian dish )
Feijoada is one of Brazil’s national treasures.
Different kinds of smoked meats, ribs, and beef jerky are
slowly simmered with the black beans.
650 gr. small black turtle beansb
250 gr. pound Brazilian dried beef, or beef jerky
500 gr ham hock
500 gr. pork ribes
500 gr smoked chorizo, or other spicy smoked sausage
500gr beef sirloin or smoked pork loin
250 gr pound slab smoked bacon
250 gr pound smoked pig or beef tongue (optional)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 onions, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, mashed
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak the beans overnight in cold water. In a separate bowl,
soak the beef jerky overnight, changing the water 2 or 3
Place the beans in a large pot and cover with water. Add the
ham hock and the dried beef. Simmer for 2 hours, or until
beans are cooked but firm. Remove the ham hock and discard.
Add the rest of the meats and the bay leaf to the beans and
simmer for 30 minutes, adding hot water if necessary to
maintain an inch of water over the beans.
Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the onions and garlic until
soft and golden. Add the parsley, and season with the cumin
and salt and pepper to taste.
Add 3/4 cup of the bean mixture to the skillet and mash the
beans with the onions. Add the this mixture back to the beans
and meat. Simmer for 30 minutes more.
Remove the meats from the beans and cut them into smaller
pieces or thin slices.
Arrange the meats on a platter, grouped by type. Serve the
beans in a separate bowl. Serve with Brazilian-style rice,
collard greens, pepper sauce and orange slices.
Serves 8 to 10.