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Method for Cooking Brazilian Feijoada
My ingredients table for Brazilian Feijoada is at The table allows me to keep track of changes in ingredient levels with each attempt at cooking the Feijoada.
I found the Whole Foods recipe for cooking Brazilian Feijoada ( to be hard to follow, I could see how I would run into problems when attempting to follow the recipe as presented at the Whole Foods web page. So I re-wrote the recipe as follows:

Brazilian Feijoada Method Hobbs Re-write
1 Season 1/2 lb baby back ribs with salt and pepper.
2 Cut 1/2 lb Garlic n herb pork sausage into 1" inch slices, skin removed
3 Cut 2" length of dry Chorizo sausage into 1/2" pieces, skin removed
4 set aside 1/2 Smoked Ham-hock
5 Chop up 1/2 white onion,
6 Remove seeds and dice 1/2 Poblano pepper
7 Slice 1 garlic clove
8 Blend 1 cup black beans with bean juice with 1/2 cup chicken broth/stock in blender
9 Strain and rinse 2 cups black beans
10 Remove Kale stems, roughly chop 3.5 cups Kale leaves
11 Set aside salt, pepper, 1 Bay leaf, 1 T olive oil,  1.5 cups chicken stock.
Cooking Timeline
Minute 0
At medium to high heat, brown garlic n herb sausage on all sides
Cook in 2 batches if overcrowding. Remove garlic n herb sausage from cooking pot
Minute 5
Discard drippings and, continuing at medium to high heat, brown ribs a few minutes a side until well colored. Remove
ribs from cooking pot.
Minute A?
Reduce to medium heat, add chorizo sausage pieces, cook till browned, a few minutes each side, turning once. Remove Chorizo sausage from cooking pot.
Minute B?
Discard half of oil from cooking pot. Add Olive Oil and chopped onion and sautee for 4 minutes
Minute B+4
Add diced Poblano pepper, cook for 4 mins
Minute B+8
Add garlic and bay leaves, cook for 2 mins.
Minute B+10
Add beans+chicken-stock mix, rest of chicken stock, ham hock, previously cooked ribs, and enough water to cover meat. Boil, cover, and simmer for 90 minutes.
Minute B+100
Add previously cooked sausage and chorizo and cook for 15 mins
Minute B+115
Add remaining strained and rinsed 1 can of black beans and cook for 10 mins
Minute B+125
Add chopped Kale, cook for 10 mins
Minute B+135
Remove and discard Bay Leaves, add salt and pepper