Feijoada ~ Portuguese Bean Stew #SundaySupper Comfort Food
Cuisine: Comfort Food Recipes
Author: www.familyfoodie.com
This recipe screams comfort food. I loved watching my grandmother make this Portuguese Recipe for Sunday Supper.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds white beans or black eyed peas
  • 1 ham hock
  • 1 pound ham chunks
  • 2 carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 head garlic, peeled but otherwise whole
  • 1 tablespoon piri-piri
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander seed
  • 4 bay leaves
  • ½ cup crushed tomatoes
  • Black pepper and chopped parsley to garnish
  • Salt
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Soak beans for at least 8 hours. If you don’t have 8 hours, soak repeatedly in the hottest water you can get from the tap, replacing it when it cools.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, gently brown ham.
  3. When the ham is brown, add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the coriander, bay leaves and a healthy sprinkling of salt, then add the beans and mix it all together.
  4. Cover by 1 inch with chicken broth.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for approximately 90 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and test the beans. If they are still rocks, return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
  8. If the beans are getting tender, add the carrots, garlic cloves, chile paste and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  9. Remove and, still covered, leave the pot on top of the stove for up to 20 minutes, although you can serve immediately.
  10. Ladle into bowls, garnish with chopped parsley and black pepper, and serve with crusty bread.
Recipe by Family Foodie at http://familyfoodie.com/feijoada-portuguese-bean-stew-comfort-food-sundaysupper/