Brazilian Feijoada

Brazilian Feijoada

Serves 8

This somewhat less involved version of the traditional Brazilian dish calls for pork sausage, ribs and black beans, along with vegetables and classic Latin seasonings, giving this delectable stew a deep, savory flavor. Garnish individual servings with thinly sliced raw onion rings and serve with a light side salad such as sliced hearts of palm drizzled with olive oil and lemon.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound garlic and herb pork sausage, cut in 1-inch slices, skins removed
  • 1 pound baby back pork ribs
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 (4-inch) dry chorizo sausage, skin removed, cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeds removed, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups (about 3 cans) cooked black beans
  • 4 cups low sodium gluten-free chicken broth
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed, leaves roughly chopped, about 7 cups
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Method: 

Place a large (6 quart) Dutch oven pot over medium to high heat and add pork sausage pieces, browning on all sides, about 5 minutes. (If pot is not large enough, cook in two batches instead of overcrowding).
Season baby back ribs with salt and pepper. Remove pork sausage pieces, and reserve. Discard drippings and add pork ribs, browning for a few minutes on each side until well colored. Remove ribs and reserve. Add chorizo pieces, reduce to a medium heat and cook until brown on all sides, a few minutes, turning once. Remove chorizo and reserve. Discard about half leftover oil in the pan.

Add olive oil and chopped onion and sauté for about 4 minutes. Add poblano pepper, cooking for another 4 minutes. Add garlic slices and bay leaves, cook for another 2 minutes.

Meanwhile place one can of black beans including juice in a blender along with 1 cup of chicken stock and blend until smooth. Place blended beans into onion mixture and add remaining chicken stock. Add ham hock and ribs and add extra water to cover meat if needed. Bring to a boil, cover and cook at a simmer for about 1 1/2 hours.

Add sausage and chorizo and cook for another 15 minutes. Add remaining (strained and rinsed) 2 cans of black beans and cook for 10 minutes. Finally add chopped kale, cook for another 10 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:620 calories (290 from fat), 32g total fat, 11g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (13g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 42g protein
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