Feijoada - Brazilian Black Beans With Smoked Meats Recipe

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  1. Preparation:
  2. 1.Soak the beans overnight in cold water. In a separate bowl, soak the beef jerky overnight, changing the water 2 or 3 times.
  3. 2.Place the beans in a large pot and cover with water. Add the ham hock and the dried beef. Simmer for 2 hours, or until beans are cooked but firm. Remove the ham hock and discard.
  4. 3.Add the rest of the meats and the bay leaf to the beans and simmer for 30 minutes, adding hot water if necessary to maintain an inch of water over the beans.
  5. 4.Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the onions and garlic until soft and golden. Add the parsley, and season with the cumin and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. 5.Add 3/4 cup of the bean mixture to the skillet and mash the beans with the onions. Add the this mixture back to the beans and meat. Simmer for 30 minutes more.
  7. 6.Remove the meats from the beans and cut them into smaller pieces or thin slices.
  8. 7.Arrange the meats on a platter, grouped by type. Serve the beans in a separate bowl. Serve with Brazilian-style rice, collard greens, pepper sauce and orange slices.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 502.94 Kcal (2106 kJ)
Calories from fat 310.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.48g 53%
Cholesterol 125.55mg 42%
Sodium 426.21mg 18%
Potassium 465.32mg 10%
Total Carbs 11.94g 4%
Sugars 2.28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3.04g 12%
Protein 36.06g 72%
Vitamin C 7.7mg 13%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Calcium 39.7mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 214.26 Kcal (897 kJ)
Calories from fat 132.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.69g 53%
Cholesterol 53.48mg 42%
Sodium 181.57mg 18%
Potassium 198.23mg 10%
Total Carbs 5.09g 4%
Sugars 0.97g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.29g 12%
Protein 15.36g 72%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 13%
Iron 0.7mg 10%
Calcium 16.9mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.3
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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