Thursday, December 17, 2009


(Sherry, ask and you shall receive.)


1 16oz pkg. dried black beans
2 bay leaves
1 smoked shoulder roll or daisy ham (about 2 1/2 lbs)
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup orange juice
few drops Tabasco sauce
1 Polish sausage (about 1 lb
cooked rice
sliced oranges
cooked kale greens

Wash beans. Soak overnight in plenty of cold water. Drain. Place in heavy pot and cover with water. Add bay leaves and ham. Cook on low, covered, about 2 hours, stirring often. If they become dry. add more water.
Remove pork. Discard bay leaves. Saute onions and garlic in oil. Put 1 cup of beans on a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and put back into pot along with onions, garlic, tomato sauce, Tabasco and orange juice. Cut sausage into 2 inch pieces and place on top of beans. Simmer about 20 minutes. Serve the beans, ladled over the cooked rice with the meat on the side. Be sure to serve the sliced oranges and kale greens with the feijoada.

feijoada is the national dish of Brazil. The original recipe has about 15 kinds of meat and various ingredients not available here.

I found this video over at youtube. This guy's recipe is a bit different than mine, but it gives a good idea on how to put it all together.


  1. I just added this to my grocery list! Thanks Beej!

  2. Thanks, Beej. I'm printing it out right now.

  3. It may be a while before I make this because last night I make the Cooks Illustrated version of Cajun Red Beans and Rice. That was scrumptious. It sounds kind of similar.


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