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


15 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 276
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 16.9 g
Carbohydrate 43.1 g
Fiber 8.9 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Iron 5.7 mg
Sodium 324 mg
Calcium 94 mg


2 pounds dried black beans
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cups chopped onion
3/4 pound turkey Polish kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
6 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce


Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans, and bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans; set aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add onion, kielbasa, and garlic; sauté 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Add cumin, and sauté 1 minute. Return beans to pan. Add water and next 3 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 10 minutes or until beans are tender; remove bay leaf. Stir in vinegar and hot sauce. Serve over rice.


Barbara Chernetz,

January 1995
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