My friend, Darci Clark, lived in Brazil for many years as a child, and she has worked for a bit to get these recipes the way she remembers them. Fejoada is a fabulous bean and meat dish from Brazil, and it's sure to fill you up. Thanks for the recipe Darci!
2 c. black beans
1/2 bunch cilantro
1/2 green pepper
1 ring of kilbasa
1 ham hock (or a couple chunks of ham)
1. In your crockpot - soak 2 cups of black beans overnight. Rinse beans in the morning and add enough water to cover beans maybe a few inches more.
2. In blender blend juice of one lime, handful of cilantro and half a green pepper and a couple Tbs of olive oil. Pour on top of beans.
3. Add 1 ring of kilbasa (cut into portion pieces). Add a ham hock or a couple chunks of ham.
4. Let it simmer for the day. (In Darci's words, "Usually I open it 5 hours in and take the bone out from ham and add a bit of corn starch/water mixture.")