The 2016 Olympic Games are about to begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And we are celebrating too – with feijoada, which is considered Brazil’s national dish.
Feijoada is a delicious stew made with pork and black beans, served with rice and orange slices. This stew is traditionally served on Saturdays and is meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace with family and friends. Feijoada is slow-cooked for about 24 hours using pork (including ears, feet and tail) that add flavor to this dish. Here is an easy and tasty version of feijoada:
Recipe: Feijoada in a Jiffy
Preparation time: 40-50 minutes | Number of servings: 2-3
– 1 can black beans
– 4 oz dry, cured chorizo
– ½ lb. pork or beef ribs
– 2 oz smoked bacon for flavor
– 1 cup chicken stock
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– ½ tsp ground cumin
– Salt and chili powder to taste
– 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tbsp vinegar
1. Heat a pan and fry the bacon until it is crispy. Remove from pan.
2. Sear the ribs and chorizo with ½ tbsp. oil, and add salt and chili powder. Remove from pan.
3. Add ½ tbsp. oil to the pan and sauté onion and garlic until mixture is golden brown.
4. Add beans, stock, meat, cumin powder, salt and vinegar.
5. Cook for 20-30 minutes until the stew comes together.
6. Serve with rice and orange slices.
So how about giving this Brazilian chili a try?