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    Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

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    3 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

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    threeovens's Note:

    Feijoada is a typical Portuguese dish which is now the national dish of Brazil. According to legend, the dish dates back to colonial times when the slaves made a stew out of beef and pork scraps. It is served for lunch. Here, it is given a more modern, American treatment. Adapted from "Everyday with Rachael Ray," August 2009. Serve with white rice, pickled jalapeno slices, and thin orange slices.

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    1. 1
      In a large Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat; add pork pieces and cook, turning, until browned, about 8 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add 8 cups water, beans, sausage, ham hock, 1/2 cup onion, bay leaves, garlic, and bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer until the beans are tender, about 2 1/2 hours (add water, as needed, to keep the pork and beans submerged).
    3. 3
      During the last 20 minutes of cooking, in a large skillet, heat 1/4 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat and add onions, cooking until carmelized, about 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Transfer 1 1/2 cups of the cooked beans to the skillet with the carmelized onions and mash; stir back into the stew and cook another 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      To serve, remove the bay leaves and garlic; season with salt and pepper and garnish with chopped parsley.
    6. 6
      Serve with white rice, pickled jalapeno, and slice oranges.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 25, 2010

      This is by far one of the best recipes I have ever had and I am a picky eater! Everyone that tried it, loved it. All of the meat was tender and the ham hock gave it so much flavor. I personally pre-soaked the beans but I wouldn't change a thing about this. Served over rice, and it will be a definite hit!

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    Nutritional Facts for Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

    Serving Size: 1 (325 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 724.2
    Calories from Fat 357
    Total Fat 39.7 g
    Saturated Fat 12.1 g
    Cholesterol 95.3 mg
    Sodium 747.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 37.6 g

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