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Feijoada

Yield 15 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
Feijoda (fay-ZHWAH-dah) is Brazil's most famous national dish.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.