Preamble: Feijoada is in the top running to be the national dish of Brazil! A comforting, stewy combination of black beans (called feijāo in Portuguese), pork pieces, and smoky ham. The ingredients are slow cooked, simmering and melding their flavors together, until the pork pieces are fork tender. The stew is served with fluffy long grain rice and generously garnished with fresh chopped cilantro. This is a simple stew filled with flavor.
Brazilian Pork and Beans (Feijoada)
- 1 lb boneless pork butt or shoulder, cut into 2’’ pieces
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 (15.5 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup diced smoked ham
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 cup chicken or beef broth
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
1) Pat pork dry with paper towels and season all over with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, carefully place pork pieces into the skillet and sear until browned, about 1 minute per side.
2) Divide beans, ham, onion, garlic, broth, tomato paste, and paprika between two Suvie pans and stir to combine. Nestle seared pork into the sauce and place the pans in the top two zones of your Suvie. Place the rice into the starch pan and insert into your Suvie. Fill reservoir, input settings, and cook now or schedule
My Cook > Slow Cook
Low, 4 hours
Starch: 15 minutes
3) After the cook, remove pans from your Suvie. Stir the pork and beans and divide between 4 bowls. Fluff rice with a fork and divide between bowls. Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving.
Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 600, Total Fat 16g, Total Carbohydrates 52g, Total Sodium 1120mg, Total Protein 58g.