Beans and meat are staple foods at the Brazilian table. This recipe is inspired by the famous and traditional Brazilian National dish, Feijoada a recipe steeped in history.
It’s a thick bean stew that can be served with all sorts of pork meat. It was invented by the slaves who were brought from Africa, during colonisation to work in the large estates and plantations in Brazil. The dish gave them energy to work all day long.
One of the most popular and much loved dishes in Brazil, it's usually made with black beans, but there’s a variation of white beans, but always using pork meats. Here is my version using smoked gammon and bacon.