Brazilian Feijoada
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Brazilian Feijoada

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Serves 12

The Brazil national dish is a Feijoada. It is a recipe made using every part of the pig, ears, tails, and nose, jerak beef and black beans.

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  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 red cayenne pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 5 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cups dried beans (black bean), soaked overnight, drained
  • 1 lb. salt pork, boiled for 5 minutes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage
  • 2 lbs. corned beef, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 lb. pork spareribs, cut small pieces
  • 1 lb. smoked lean ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 lb. green cabbage, sliced
  • 1 bunch collard greens, washed, shredded
  • 6 oranges, peeled, sliced


    1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy, deep pot and stir-fry the onion, garlic, and cayenne for 2 minutes or until light golden brown.
    2. Add the beans, salt pork, Portuguese sausage, smoked Polish sausage, ham hocks, corned beef, pork spareribs, salt, black pepper, bay leaves, halved-orange and water. Cover and simmer for 2 hours or until the beans are tender, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed to ensure that the beans are completely covered while cooking.
    3. Side Dish: Collard Greens - Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a large frying pan and sauté 3 crushed cloves of garlic until light golden brown. Add the 2 slides bunches collard greens and salt. Stir-fry over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until greens are tender; do not overcook.
    4. Serve with sliced oranges, white rice, collard greens, vinaigrette sauce.

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17th Feb, 2013
you can also serve with sliced chives on it, tastes great!
29th Mar, 2011
Great recipe!Have done some of my own Brazilian recipes. Check them out here if you fancy:
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Tammy Smith
10th Dec, 2018
What about the tomatoes?
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