Azore-Style Feijos (Beans)

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • *NOTE: Can also substitute sausage for the bacon or ham hock. Portuguese linguica, Spanish chorizo or Louisiana andouille, vegetarian "soyrizo", etc. are suggestions. My preference being bacon as I don't care for sausage or ham hock.
  • For additional flavor, I usually dry roast the spices in a castiron skillet.
  • Soak the beans overnight. Cook the bacon or ham hock and drain on paper towel. Next saute the onion and garlic. Once cooled, break up the bacon into little pieces.
  • In large Dutch oven or in crock pot, combine all the ingredients, including the water, excluding the salt. If using a Dutch oven, simmer the beans on medium-low for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are soft.
  • If using a crock pot simmer on low 8 hours or until beans are soft. Salt the beans once cooked.
  • Adjust seasoning before serving. Now season with salt.
  • Remove whole cloves, cinnamon stick and whole allspice.
  • Great with freshly baked, crusty bread. Tastes even better if prepared one day ahead then warmed.