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Instant Pot Feijoada (Traditional Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

April 13, 2021
feijoada on plate with rice

Instant Pot Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian black bean and pork stew that is the ultimate comfort food! Serve it with smoked sausage and rice for a delicious and hearty dinner!

Although the weather has started to get warmer, we’ve still had some chillier days in Chicago and the need for comfort food is still there! Especially when that comfort food is so easy to make! This Instant Pot Feijoada is a recipe that my mom has made since I was born, and it’s been a favorite of mine for just as long.

I was born in Brazil, and while my family was living there, my mom learned how to make some of the best Brazilian dishes! Feijoada is commonly referred to as the national dish of Brazil, and for good reason! It’s one of those meals that is so comforting, hearty, and just makes you feel good!

How do you make Feijoada in the Instant Pot?

If you don’t have a pressure cooker or Instant Pot, you can still make this classic Brazilian recipe, but the Instant Pot makes it so much quicker! And as a mom of a toddler, quick meals are my go-to! Here’s how you make it:

Brown the bacon: Put the Instant Pot browning or sauté mode, and add the bacon to the pot. Sauté for 3-4 minutes and add the onion and garlic. Cook for another two minutes before adding the pork hock.

Next add the beans and water: From there, add the dried beans, salt and 5 cups of water and place the lid on the Instant Pot. Lock the lid and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes. Then let the pressure come down naturally, about 20 minutes.

Finally, serve! Carefully remove the lid on the pressure cooker Taste the beans for seasoning. Serve over rice, garnished with parsley!

step by step feijoada in instant pot

What should I serve with Feijoada?

My family always served Feijoada over white rice with some spicy smoked polish sausage. Chopped, fried Collard greens are also often served alongside the stew.

Pair it with an asparagus salad to complete the meal!

What’s your favorite way to serve Feijoada?

feijoada on plates with white rice

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Instant Pot Feijoada

1 pound of black beans

3 or 4 strips of bacon

1 large yellow or white onion

3 or 4 cloves of garlic

1 smoked pork shank

Salt and pepper and red pepper flakes to taste

 

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

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Instant Pot Instructions:

1.  Put the Instant Pot browning or sauté mode, and add the bacon to the pot. Sauté for 34 minutes and add the onion and garlic. Cook for another two minutes before adding the pork hock.

2.  Add the dried beans, salt and 5 cups of water and place the lid on the Instant Pot. Lock the lid and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes. Then let the pressure come down naturally, about 20 minutes.

3.  Carefully remove the lid on the pressure cooker Taste the beans for seasoning. Serve over rice, garnished with parsley!

Stovetop Instructions:

Soak the beans overnight in water.

Boil the beans over low heat with the pork hock in about 4 to 5 cups of water, until beans are splitting and tender (an hour or more).

Chop bacon and onions in a sauté in a pan until browned. Crush garlic and brown with onions and bacon, about 2 minutes. Add this mixture to the beans.

Stir and then simmer on low heat. Serve over rice or collard greens.

Keywords: beans; rice;

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