We served this with the rice, of course, and fried plantains on the side (and steamed green beans.... although I don't know if that's very Brazilian). For dessert, we had Dulce de Leche ice cream. (Doce de Leite, in Portuguese).
Later I'll have to try the Portuguese version of Feijoada.
Simple Feijoada (My Version)
by What a Dish!
1 bag dried black beans (16-20 ounces) soaked overnight, drained
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
4-5 cups water
1 smoked ham hock
3/4 lbs beef, cut up
1/2 lb smoked sausage, sliced
Cook everything in the crockpot (except the smoked sausage) all day on high. After 6-8 hours, remove the ham hock and cut the meat off the bones. Return the meat to crock pot, discard bone. One hour before serving, add the smoked sausage. Drain some of the water (you want some liquid, but you don't want it soupy) and serve over rice with fried plantains on the side. (The leftovers will thicken in the fridge).
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