Feijoada Nordestino (Northeastern Brazilian Black Bean Stew)
A version of feijoada from Northeastern Brazil. Feijoada is a dish made throughout Brazil, and there are many versions, but this recipe is the most common 'day-to-day' version you'll encounter in backyard barbeques and birthday parties in the Northeast.
Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 467
Preparation time: 30m
Total cooking time: 1h 50m
- 1/2 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/4 pound smoked ham, diced
- 1/4 pound calabresa (Portuguese smoked sausage), cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 leaves collard greens, cut into fine ribbons, or to taste
- 1 1/2 cups cassava flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, or to taste
- 4 cups cooked white rice
- 4 oranges, cut in wedges, or as desired
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
- 1 Combine beans, onion, ham, calabresa, 3 cloves garlic, salt, cumin, black pepper, and bay leaf in a pressure cooker; cover with water to fill line.
- 2 Close cooker securely and place pressure regulator over vent according to manufacturer's instructions. Cook at high pressure until regulator is gently rocking, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce pressure to low. Cook, adding water halfway if needed, until beans are tender and water is reduced to your liking, about 1 hour.
- 3 Turn off heat. Let pressure release naturally according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock lid and remove. Let feijoada cool until ready to serve.
- 4 Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute remaining 1 clove garlic and collard greens until just tender, about 2 minutes.
- 5 Place cassava flour in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until toasted, about 3 minutes. Stir in butter.
- 6 Serve feijoada with the collards-garlic mixture, toasted cassava flour, rice, orange wedges, and cilantro.