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Smoked And Fresh Meat With Accompaniments
(Feijoada Completa)
What You Need:
  • A 3-pound smoked beef tongue
  • 1 pound corned spareribs, if available
  • ½ pound jerked or dried beef, in 1 piece
  • ½ pound chorizo or other smoked spiced pork sausage
  • ½ pound fresh breakfast-type pork sausage
  • 1 fresh pig's foot, if available
  • 3½ quarts water
  • 4 cups dried black beans
  • ¼ pound lean bacon, in 1 piece with the rind removed
  • 1 pound lean beef chuck, in 1 piece
  • ½ pound Canadian-style bacon, in 1 piece
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1½ cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped (see salsa cruda), or substitute 1 cup chopped, drained, canned Italian plum tomatoes
  • 2 bottled tabasco peppers, drained, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Farofa de ovo
  • Couve a mineira
  • Molho de pimenta e limao
  • Arroz brasileiro
  • 5 large oranges, peeled and thinly sliced or cut into chunks

  • How To Cook:
    THE MEATS:
    1. Place the tongue, spareribs and jerked beef in separate pots, and cover the meats with cold water. Soak them overnight.

    2. Precook the meats in the following fashion: Drain the tongue, cover it with fresh water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Partially cover the pan, reduce the heat, and simmer for 3 to 4 hours, or until the tongue is tender and shows no resistance when pierced with the point of a small, sharp knife.

    3. The tongue should be kept covered with water; if it boils away, add more boiling water. Remove the tongue and let it cool slightly. Then skin it with a sharp knife, cutting away the fat, bones and gristle at its base.

    4. Drain the jerked beef, cover it with fresh water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes; drain and set aside.

    5. Drain the spareribs, add the smoked sausage, fresh sausage and pig's foot, and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Drain and set the meats aside.

    THE BEANS:
    1. In a heavy 12-quart casserole or a large soup pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat. Drop in the beans and boil them briskly for 2 minutes.

    2. Turn off the heat and let the beans soak for 1 hour. Then add the jerked beef, spareribs, pig's foot and lean bacon. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1hour.

    3. Check the water in the pot occasionally. It should cook away somewhat, leaving the beans slightly soupy; but if the beans get too dry, add some boiling water.

    4. Add the chuck to the pot, and continue cooking the beans and meat for 1 hour. Finally, add the smoked and fresh sausage and Canadian bacon, and cook for 30 minutes. Skim the fat from the surface of the beans, add the peeled tongue and remove the pot from the heat.

    THE SAUCE:
    1. In a heavy 8- to 10-inch skillet, melt the lard over moderate heat. Add the onions and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft and transparent but not brown.

    2. Stir in the tomatoes, tabasco peppers, salt and black pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove 2 cups of beans from the casserole and add them to the skillet.

    3. Mash them thoroughly into the onion mixture, moistening them with 2 cups of the bean liquid as you mash. Stirring occasionally, simmer the sauce over low heat for 15 minutes, or until it becomes thick.

    4. With a rubber spatula scrape the sauce into the pot and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.

    TO ASSEMBLE:
    1. Remove the meats from the pot. Slice the beef tongue, jerked beef, lean bacon, chuck, Canadian bacon, spareribs and pig's foot into serving pieces, and separate the smoked and fresh sausages.

    2. Transfer the beans to a serving bowl. Traditionally, all the meats are presented on one large, heated platter with the sliced tongue in the center, the fresh meat on one side, the smoked meats on the other.

    3. Present the beans, farofa, couve, molho, arroz and orange slices in separate bowls or platters.

    To Serve: 8 to 10
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    Cuisine » Americas » Peru
    Main Ingredient » Meat & Poultry » Beef
    Main Ingredient » Meat & Poultry » Sausage
    Main Ingredient » Vegetables » Beans
    Dish » Appetizers



     




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