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#10 Feijoada Recipe

We are now down to the 10th recipe of this series called, "List of Traditional Dishes From Around The World That You Can Recreate At Home (Part 1)". Today, you will be learning a short background of Feijoada and its recipe!

This traditional Brazilian food feijoada contains delicious black beans, vegetables, and three types of pork. In the colder months, it will surely delight the whole family, especially when paired with my delicious garlic butter rice. There are as many versions of Feijoada as there are chefs, but in Brazil, it almost always has black beans, and always has a mix of bacon, bacon, and fresh meat.

As a celebratory dish, Feijoada is traditionally served on Saturday afternoon or Sunday lunch, aiming to be a quiet lunch. It is intended to be consumed throughout the day, not in a hurry. This meal is usually eaten in a large family and paired with activities such as watching a football match or other social events. Due to the heavy ingredients and strong flavor of this dish, feijoada is considered the soul food of Brazil.


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped onions

  • 2 tbsp. chopped garlic

  • 2 bay leaves

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound choriço sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1 pound carne seca or other salted cured beef, soaked overnight and cubed

  • 1 pound baby back spareribs, cut into individual ribs

  • 1 pound black beans

  • 10 cups water

  • 4 cups collared or kale greens, sauteed in olive oil

  • 4 cups cooked white rice

  • Brazilian hot sauce


  1. In a large heavy-bottom saucepan, over medium heat, add the oil.

  2. When the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic.

  3. Crush the bay leaves and add to the pan.

  4. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes.

  5. Add the sausage.

  6. Continue to cook for 4 minutes.

  7. Add the cubed beef, ribs, beans, and water.

  8. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the beans are tender for about 2 1/2 hours.

  9. Adding water as necessary to keep the beans covered.

  10. Using the back of a ladle, mash 1/4 of the beans. Reseason with salt and pepper if needed.

  11. To serve, spoon some of the greens and rice onto each serving plate. Spoon the Feijoada over the rice. Shake some of the hot sauce over the entire plate. Garnish with the orange slices and farofa.

Typically, Brazilian feijoada is served with a dish called farofa, which is a toasted cassava flour that is seasoned with garlic.

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