Feijoada

FEIJOADA

(Black beans and pork stew)

The following recipe is an easy-to-do version of “Feijoada” made only with pork tenderloin and sausages.

This recipe is preferred for busy people that don’t want to handle the salted pork ears, tails and feet found in the complete “Feijoada”.

INGREDIENTS

1 lb of varied pork sausages (prefer smoked sausages)

1 lb of pork tenderloin

some slices of bacon

1 can of black beans (15.5Oz)

2 tbs vegetable oil

salt, garlic, chopped onions and bay leaves (bay leaves give a special taste to feijoada)

PREPARE

Feijoada is made with black beans and pork meats.

You can use a can of beans already cooked
Add black beans to a medium-sized pot with 2 tbs oil, salt, garlic, chopped onions and about 6 bay leaves.

Cook for about 15 minutes in med heat and set aside.

In a separated panfry, cook cubes of pork tenderloin and slices of bacon with salt, garlic.

Add all the sausages sliced and stir medium-heat until dry all the water.

Add the cooked meat to the pan with the black beans and your feijoada is ready!

Cook your feijoada more 10 minutes to meat soak in the black beans. You can add some pepper sauce to your feijoada at this point.

Hint: to make the feijoada creamy, liquefy 1/2 cup of black beans in the blender and add to the feijoada.
Feijoada is a main dish frequently served with white rice, collard greens and seasoned manioc flour (farofa).