This instructable will guide you in cooking a typical bean stew from Brazil. This recipe is a simplified form of 'Feijoada', a bean stew complete with various cuts of pork and many other ingredients. It is the most traditional dish from Brazil and often prepared in large amounts to feed a large family get together. It is served over rice and often accompanied with collard greens, cooked carrots, 'farofa' (a toasted manioc or corn flour mixture) and salad. Sausage will be used in this recipe, you may opt out of meat if you so desire, however it is the pork that brings a lot of flavor to the stew. Some cooking experience is advised but it is pretty easy to prepare. Soak your beans overnight or for several hours before cooking. Serve over rice. Serves 5-6 . Prep and Cooking time : 1-2 hours. Lets get started!
Step 1: Necessary Ingredients and Supplies
Black Beans - 7 cups
Sausage - 1 Kielbasa or equivalent
Onion - 2 onions
Garlic - 3-4 cloves
Parsley - 1 Handful or as much as you desire
Large Pot for beans
Large frying pan
Stirrer & Ladle
Step 2: Getting Started!
1. Soak 7 cups of black beans overnight or for at least 4 hours before cooking. This will soften the beans allowing them to cook faster.
2. Rinse the beans and fill the pot with fresh water until there is 2 inches of water above the beans.
More water should be added throughout the cooking process if the beans have absorbed the water.
3. Bring the beans to a boil
Note: White foam may rise up to the top of the pan. If this occurs just scoop it out and continue.