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Feijoada (Brazilian Black Beans)

Cuisine: Brazilian
Type: Vegetables
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozChopped onions
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped garlic
2   Bay leaves
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1 lb 454g / 16ozChorico sausage - sliced 1/4" thick
1 lb 454g / 16ozCarne seca or other salted cured beef - soaked overnight,
  And cubed
1 lb 454g / 16ozBaby back spareribs - cut individual ribs
1 lb 454g / 16ozBlack beans
10 cups 2370mlWater
4 cups 948mlSauteed collared or kale greens
4 cups 640g / 22ozCooked white rice
  Brazilian hot sauce - to taste
1   Orange - halved, and
  Cut into thin slices
  Farofa - see * Note

Recipe Instructions

* Note: Farofa See the "Farofa" recipe which is included in this collection.

In a large heavy-bottom saucepan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic. Crush the bay leaves and add to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the sausage. Continue to cook for 4 minutes. Add the cubed beef, ribs, beans and water. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the beans are tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Adding water as necessary to keep the beans covered. Using the back of a ladle, mash 1/4 of the beans. Reseason with salt and pepper if needed.

To serve, spoon some of the greens and rice onto each serving plate. Spoon the Feijoada over the rice. Shake some of the hot sauce over the entire plate. Garnish with the orange slices and Farofa.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

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