Friday, May 30, 2014

Feijoada, using those black beans in storage....

Feijoada, is a classic Brazilian black bean stew and is a huge favorite of mine.
I had opened a can of bacon and decided to go ahead and make a simply meal of Feijoda and rice for dinner from storage.
This is the basic recipe from South American Dishes. The great thing about this recipe is that it lends itself to adaptation really well. So, while I used this a start, I changed it up based on the ingredients I have in storage. This is theirs...
  • 2 cans (19 oz each) black turtle beans *
  • 3 small links (200 g/7 oz) Spanish cured chorizo sausage **
  • 8 thick slices (225 g/half pound) smoky bacon
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 fat cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1.25 cups beef stock (or water for a lighter flavor)
  • small handful (1/4 cup finely chopped) parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
This is mine...

First I covered the dehydrated onion and garlic in water and let them rehydrate. Then I added some butter to saute them a bit more. I added the bacon (pressure canned) and cooked it up until it was crispy.
Then I added the can of black beans and water. I wanted to cook the beans more, so they were squishier. 
I added black pepper and red chili powder to spice it up.
Towards the end, I mashed some of the beans up in the pan to thicken up the stew.
Made two cups of rice and then poured the stew over the rice.

Simple, tasty and filling. This time I made home made crackers to go with the meal. Amy Meyer shared this cracker recipe with us in May. They are REALLY good.
I also store maniac to make farofa, which is a typical topping for this black bean stew, But, I will have to share it with you later, since I didn't make it this week. I should have. 

May this be yummy in your tummy. Enjoy!


  1. Yum-Yum...............looks delicious! These types of meals are my favorite. Also '''adore''' Mexican food.
    Good job and great pictures.
    Your posts totally inspire me.
    Many Thanks ~ Bobbie :)

  2. i NEED the cracker recipe , too :) mine never turn out and they are supposed to be so easy! LOL