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Texas de Brazil’s Brazilian Feijoada

According to “The Culinary Trendscape,” Brazilian cuisine has recently peaked in popularity and relevance – after all, Brazil will be hosting the 2014 World Cup. The “Trendscape” highlights Brazil’s national dish, the fejioada completa, a stew of beans and smoked meats served with rice and sautéed collard greens. This “comfort food with a twist” can be recreated at home by using the below recipe from Culinary Director Evandro Caregnato of Texas de Brazil churrascaria.
Categories: Beef, Brazilian, Pork
Portions:
8
Step 1
2 lb • dry black beans
1/2 gal • Water
2 • Bay leaves
2 tbsp • Vegetable oil
1 lb • Chorizo sausage • cut in 1" slices
1 lb • Beef sirloin • cut in 1" cubes
1/2 lb • Smoked bacon • cubed in 1/2"
1/2 • Small yellow onion • diced
4 • Garlic cloves • smashed
2 • Pimenta Malaguetas (Brazilian Chili pepper)
Salt to taste
After washing, soak the beans for about 2 hours with enough water to cover plus 1 inch; the water will be almost completely absorbed, if not, do not discard the water

In a heavy bottom pan, over medium high heat, sauté the bacon with the oil and bring in the sausage and beef until nicely colored

Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 2 more minutes

Add the water, the beans and any left water from the soaking, bay leave and the Pimenta Malagueta (or any other spicy chili depending of desired heat)

Simmer the beans for about 1 hour (avoid boiling) or until the beans are soft and the sauce thickens and show a chocolate color. During the cooking process you may need to add more water, the Feijoada shouldn’t resemble like a thick paste, the sauce should have a creamy texture

Salt to taste.

Serve over white rice accompanied with sautéed green collards. In Brazil it is also traditional to serve navel oranges segments with the beans; the acidity from the orange breaks the richness of the Feijoada.

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Comments

vcampuzano • 02/14/2017
Hello Evandro, delicious recipeI would love for your kitchen to try F.Garcia Michigan Black Bean productsgrown and processed in the USA and NON-GMO. https://www.fgarciafoodexport.com/dry-edible-beans/michigan-black-beans/
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