Feijoada à transmontana
Place of originPortugal[1]
Main ingredientsbeans, beef, pork

Feijoada (Portuguese pronunciation: [fejʒuˈadɐ]) is a stew of beans with beef and pork. The name feijoada is derived from feijão, 'bean' in Portuguese.[2] Varieties are prepared in the Portuguese-speaking world.[3][4][5] The basic ingredients of feijoada are beans and fresh pork[6] or beef.

Feijoada is a common name given to dishes from Portuguese-speaking countries such as Portugal, Brazil, Angola, East Timor, Mozambique, and Macau, where it is made from a mixture of meat and white, black, or red beans, usually accompanied by rice.


Meat (pork) stew with vegetables can be traced to ancient Roman cuisine.[7] The dish spread with the Roman Empire and gave rise to dishes such as the French cassoulet, the Milanese cassoeula, the Romanian fasole cu cârnați, the fabada asturiana from Northwestern Spain, the Spanish cocido madrileño and olla podrida, and the feijoada of Minho Province in Northern Portugal.[7][8]

The creation and name of feijoada are related to Portuguese ways of making it, from the regions of Estremadura, Beiras, Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, which mix various types of beans - except black beans (of American origin) - sausages, ears and pigs' feet.[9]

The Portuguese version of feijoada originates mainly in the north of the country, where it is cooked with white beans in the northwest (Minho and Douro) or red beans in the northeast (Trás-os-Montes), and usually also includes other vegetables (tomatoes, carrots or kale) along with pork or beef, to which chorizo, blood sausage or farinheira can be added.[9]

Regional variations


Main article: Feijoada (Brazilian dish)


See also


  1. ^ "How to Make Feijoada, Brazil's National Dish, Including a Recipe From Emeril Lagasse". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2022-05-26.
  2. ^ Brown, Sarah (March 17, 2017). "A Brief Introduction To Feijoada, Brazil's National Dish". Retrieved July 27, 2021.
  3. ^ "Feijoada Recipe - How to Make Portuguese Feijoada | Hank Shaw". 5 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-02-09.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Javier A. Galván (2020). Modern Brazil. ABC-CLIO. p. 313. ISBN 9781440860324.
  6. ^ Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans - Google Books p. 180.
  7. ^ a b "A feijoada não é invenção brasileira. Todo mundo acha que os inventores foram os escravos. Mas o prato já era apreciado na Europa desde os tempos do Império Romano". Super Interessante. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  8. ^ "O mito da feijoada, cuja real origem é lusitana". UOL educação. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Feijoada nasceu em Portugal, mas foi no Brasil que virou paixão culinária". www.uol.com.br (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2023-09-05.