Feijoada (Brazilian Bean Soup)

READY IN: 2hrs 33mins
Recipe by Bob Boston

Feijoada (fay-ZHWAH-dah) is Brazil's most famous national dish.

Top Review by valentina barroso

first of all it is NOT a soup! Don't you know what you are doing? you are taking a traditional, delicious, food that you share with friends and family and you are putting TURKEY?!?! Try going to your local meat market (and i don't mean a bar) and get all the pork parts you can find and slow cook it for a few hours with traditional Brasilian spices... mean while drink some caipirinhas. Not too many otherwise you'll walk in zig-zag. try that instead!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven.
  2. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans, and bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour.
  4. Drain beans; set aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel.
  5. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion, kielbasa, and garlic; saute 10 minutes or until onion is tender.
  6. Add cumin, and saute 1 minute. Return beans to pan.
  7. Add water and next 3 ingredients; bring to a boil.
  8. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 10 minutes or until beans are tender; remove bay leaf.
  9. Stir in vinegar and hot sauce.

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