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Rio's Feijoada Recipe
|Black beans||1 1⁄2 Pound, rinsed|
|Bacon||8 Ounce, rind discarded, cut into 1/2-inch pieces|
|Kielbasa||8 Ounce, cut into 2-inch lengths|
|Sausages||8 Ounce, uncooked|
|Ham||12 Ounce, smoked|
|Pork belly||1 Pound|
|Pork chops||1 1⁄2 Pound, halved|
|Onions||4 Medium, chopped|
|Black pepper||To Taste|
|Olive oil||4 Tablespoon|
|Garlic||8 Clove (40 gm)|
|Red bell pepper||To Taste|
Calories 1067 Calories from Fat 451
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50 g77.6%
Saturated Fat 15.5 g77.6%
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 228.2 mg
Sodium 1030.1 mg42.9%
Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.7%
Dietary Fiber 15.4 g61.7%
Sugars 8 g
Protein 84 g167.9%
Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 39.6%
Calcium 26.6% Iron 46.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
1) Drain the beans and rinse them.
2) Take a very large heavy casserole and place the beans in it.
3) Stir in all the meat, half the chopped onions, the orange, bay leaves, and black pepper.
4) Soak the ingredients in about 1 inch of water and then allow it to come to a boil, removing any scum that rises to the top.
5) Lower the heat to medium-low and uncover and simmer the mixture for about 1 1/2 hours until the beans are soft and meats are cooked well.
6) In the meantime, in a large non-stick skillet, over low heat, heat olive oil and sauté remaining onions, garlic, and bell pepper in it for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are wilted.
7) Keep aside the cooked vegetables.
8) Take a large bowl and transfer the cooked meat to it, covering the bowl to keep the meat warm.
9) Take off the orange halves.
10) In a food processor, puree 1 cup of beans mixture with on and off pulses.
11) Mix the puree with the remaining beans mixture and then add in the cooked onion mixture, stirring well.
12) Cook the beans until done.
13) In a large, decorative, rustic serving bowl, arrange the meat and spoon over the beans. Beans can be served directly from the casserole too.
14) Serve at once.