September 7th is the date that we celebrate Brazil’s independence from Portugal.
This year it will be on a Sunday so how about celebrating this Brazilian holiday with some awesome Brazilian food?!
Feijoada is one of the most popular dishes in Brazil. It’s a classic and we love it!
Feijoada is a stew made of black beans, beef and pork. In school we learn that the slaves, brought to Brazil by the Portuguese, created Feijoada with the left over meats they’d get from their owners. They used to toss whatever came their way into the beans.
My version of the stew is very flavourful but a bit simpler to make. This is a dish more easily made with a pressure cooker since the beans can take a while to soften. Remember to serve it with rice!