Brazilian Feijoada



Chef Victor Vasconcellos of Paulista Deli in Los Angeles runs the restaurant along with his spouse, Adriana, getting ready genuine Brazillian fare impressed by the multicultural meals of their hometown, São Paulo.

We requested the chef to offer his recipe for Brazillian feijoada, and he undoubtedly didn’t disappoint.

Vasconcellos notes that when getting ready this recipe, it’s “quite common in Brazil to have totally different pots with the meats separated, then individuals can serve themselves simply with those they like most.”

He additionally teaches us that if you happen to let the dish relaxation in a single day—even for eight hours—the flavors are going to “brighten higher.” 

Take pleasure in!



  • 1.6 kg. black beans
  • 200 g. smoked sausage 
  • 200 g. spicy sausage 
  • 250 g. salted dried beef (Brazilian-style carne seca) 
  • 250 g. smoked pork ribs 
  • 200 g. pork loin 
  • 250 g. Brazilian recent sausage 
  • 200 g. chopped onion 
  • 50 g. chopped garlic 
  • four leaves of bayleaf 
  • 150 g. chopped leeks 
  • 150 g. chopped celery 
  • 120 g. hickory smoked bacon 
  • 35 g. lard 
  • Salt, to style
  • 1 blood orange 
  • 70 ml. cachaça 

 Elective meats: 

  • 2 items pig ears 
  • 2 items of pig tail 
  • 2 items pig toes 


Pork chops:

  • 2.5 kg. recent pork chops (1-inch thickness) 

Collard greens:

  • four bunches collard greens 
  • 1 tsp. Butter
  • Salt, to style
  • Chopped garlic, to style

Valencia orange:

  • 1 kg. Valencia orange 


  • 200 g. yucca flour 
  • 100 g. butter 
  • 80 g. bacon 
  • Salt, to style

Beans broth French dressing:

  • 150 ml. broth of beans
  • 15 g. Brazilian candy pepper (Comarí do Pará) 
  • 15 g. Brazilian sizzling pepper (Malagueta) 
  • 15 g. chopped onion 
  • ½ bunch scallion 
  • 30 ml. vinegar (apple cider or rice) 
  • Pinch of salt

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Pork chops: 

Put your favourite dried rub on the pork chops.

Grill for 10 minutes earlier than serving.

Collard greens:

Minimize very skinny, after which in a sauce-pan, shortly stir-fry including somewhat little bit of chopped garlic and butter. 

Valencia orange: 

Peel and slice. 


Put the bacon (diced) and butter collectively in a pot on low-heat till it will get brown and crispy. Then, add the yucca flour and toast for not less than 30 minutes on low-heat. 

Beans broth French dressing:

Chop and blend all the pieces collectively. 

Add 200 milliliters of broth from the cooked beans. Stir collectively.


In an enormous casserole over medium-heat, add garlic and lard till they get a pleasant golden colour; don’t burn. 

Add lard, leeks, celery, onion and bacon. Slowly prepare dinner till all the pieces will get a pleasant golden colour. 

Add all of the meats in complete items; it will likely be means higher to take away when they’re cooked. Add the cachaça; let the alcohol evaporate for 1 minute. (You too can fastidiously mild the hearth, however the alcohol will burn quick and add somewhat little bit of smokiness.) 

Add the beans. Cowl with chilly water four fingers above the underside of the pan.

As soon as it begins boiling, decrease the warmth, cowl with a lid, and let prepare dinner till the meats begin to prepare. 

From time to time, verify the quantity of water; add extra if you happen to see the beans are coming to the floor. 

As soon as the beans are well-cooked, flip the warmth to excessive and let boil for 10 minutes to get a thicker broth. Alter the salt, and add some pepper if you happen to like. 

After eradicating the cooked meats, let it settle down somewhat bit, after which lower into squares per your choice. I like to recommend medium to small dices (not too small or it can disappear). Sausages ought to be sliced somewhat than diced. 

Mix all of the components in a pot. Reheat and serve. 


The Brazilian salted dried beef ought to be soaked in water for 1 or 2 days previous to eradicating the salt. Regularly altering the water is essential. 

Meat’s prepare dinner time:

Sausages: 25 to 30 minutes

Pork loin: 35 to 40 minutes 

Pork ribs: 60 to 70 minutes

Dried beef: 90 minutes

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