Some might say that feijoada is the national dish of Brazil. The traditional bean stew usually includes a mix of several meats like "smoked ham hocks, pepperoni or chorizo sausage, carne seca (sun-cured beef), spareribs, back bacon, hot chile peppers, bay leaves, chopped onion, and garlic."
Legend has it that was once a "luxury meal" for slaves on Brazilian colonial farms. Today’s dish is the result of a combination of native, Portuguese, and African influences and it is typically eaten on special occasions.
As seen in the photo above, a classic serving of this dish includes rice, sautéed greens, farofa (fried cassava meal), and orange slices.
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