Feijoada

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

Yield: 15 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 276
  • Calories from fat: 11%
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 16.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 43.1g
  • Fiber: 8.9g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Iron: 5.7mg
  • Sodium: 324mg
  • Calcium: 94mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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