Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.
Feijoada (pronounced fay-ZWAH-da) is a delicious stew of pork and black beans that's traditionally served over rice with fresh orange slices. In Brazil, this dish is often served on special occasions, but preparing it in a slow cooker makes it possible to serve this rich dish on the busiest weeknights. We call for a small, one-pound chunk of pork shoulder; you'll likely need to ask your butcher to cut it for you, as this cut is typically sold in larger pieces. (This is not uncommon, so don't be afraid to ask!) The spritz of orange juice at the end is essential to the feijoada experience—such a bright, sunny flavor cuts through the richness of the meat and beans.