Prep 24 hrs
Cook 2 hrs
fine family fare
- 1 lb dried black beans, soaked overnight
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 lb country-style pork ribs, cut in 1 inch peices
- 1 lb chorizo sausage, sliced
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 cups water
- cooked white rice
- drain beans in colander.
- in heavy pot heat oil, add onion and garlic, saute until lightly browned.
- add pork and brown.
- add beans, chorizo, water to cover and bay leaf.
- simmer for 1 1/2 hours, covered.
- uncover, raise heat to medium, cook 15 minutes until thickened.
- salt and pepper to taste, serve over rice.
I couldn't find chorizo where I live so I used Polish sausage. Other than that I followed the recipe. It was okay, but a bit bland. If I make again I'll use some more spices and maybe tomatoes.
Thanks for the post!! I enjoyed this dish on my travels, but worried I would never be able to imitate it. The more "authentic" recipes call for pork parts I either can't get, or are unwilling to use. This truly has all the flavor without the "parts."
My husband worked in Brazil for a couple of years and has told me many times how good feijoada is and how much he craves it. Well, I gave it a try with this recipe and it as a hit. As it cooked and filled the kitchen with its wonderful smell, he called a Brazilian friend and described it - it made his Brazilian friend homesick just hearing about it! Thanks for the great authentic recipe!