Crock Pot Brazilian Black Bean Soup

Brazilian Black Bean StewBrazilian Black Bean Stew

This citrus-scented stew is an adaptation of feijoada, a Portuguese pork, beef, and bean stew considered by many Brazilians to be the country’s national dish. Brazilians customarily serve the stew on Wednesdays and Saturdays with rice, cold cuts, and finely shredded kale.

Brazilian Black Bean Stew
Ingredients

12 ounces dried black beans
8 cups water
2 large smoked ham hocks
4 cups reduced-chicken broth
1 1/2 cups chopped onions (3 medium)
3 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced*
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
Brazilian Black Bean Stew
Ingredients

12 ounces dried black beans
8 cups water
2 large smoked ham hocks
4 cups reduced-chicken broth
1 1/2 cups chopped onions (3 medium)
3 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced*
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup dry sherry
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
Hot cooked rice (optional)
Directions

  1. Rinse beans. In a large saucepan combine beans and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Or place beans in water in saucepan. Cover and let soak in a cool place overnight.) Drain and rinse beans. Place beans in a 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. To slow cooker add ham hocks, broth, onions, jalapeno peppers, garlic, orange peel, orange juice, and sherry.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Transfer ham hocks to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, use two forks to pull ham away from bones into shreds. Discard bones; return shredded ham to slow cooker. Stir in cilantro.
  4. If desired, serve stew over hot cooked rice.

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/brazilian-black-bean-stew

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About jackikellum

Jacki Kellum is a Fine Artist, a Designer, and also a writer. For one of her graduate programs, she wrote her thesis on William Blake. Like Blake, much of Kellum's work is about childhood and lost innocence. Also like Blake, Kellum strives to both write and illustrate her work. .
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