Feijoada from World Cup Food: 9 Brazilian Foods You’ll Want to Try (Slideshow)

World Cup Food: 9 Brazilian Foods You’ll Want to Try (Slideshow)

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Feijoada

This delicious bean stew is often referred to as the national dish of Brazil, so you should try it at least once when you visit the country. It’s made with black beans and a plethora of salted pork and beef products (like pork trimmings, smoked pork ribs, bacon, smoked sausage, and jerked beef), all cooked up in a big clay pot. In some parts of the country, they also add vegetables like cabbage, kale, potatoes, carrots, okra, pumpkin, and sometimes even banana. These are often added at the end of the cooking process so the juices from the stew can infuse them without making them limp. The end broth is usually a glorious, dark-purplish brown color.