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

Recipe by Cooking Light January 1995


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15 cups (serving size: 1 cup)


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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; calories from fat 11%; fat 3.5g; saturated fat 0.9g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 16.9g; carbohydrates 43.1g; fiber 8.9g; cholesterol 23mg; iron 5.7mg; sodium 324mg; calcium 94mg.