Main content

Feijoada & Poa de Quejio

Feijoada, a Brazilian slow cooked stew, packed full of black beans, five types of meat and loads of flavour.


  • 900 g dried black turtle beans, picked through and rinsed

  • 450g pound salt cured beef, such as carne seca or corned beef

  • 450 g smoked ham hocks

  • 450 g linguica or Spanish chorizo sausage

  • 450 g pork ribs

  • 450 g beef stew meat, top round or chuck

  • 1 medium white onion, halved

  • 2 garlic cloves, halved

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 3 cups baby spinach

  • South American Salad

  • 100 gms goats cheese

  • 1 red pepper, sliced

  • 1 green pepper, sliced

  • 1 avocado, chopped

  • 1 orange, segmented, juiced

  • juice of 1 lime

  • Olive oil


  • 1.

    Starting a day ahead, place the dried beans in a large bowl and cover with cold water; soak the beans overnight in the refrigerator.

  • 2.

    In a large heavy pot, place ribs, sausage, pork hocks, corned beef, steak, onion, garlic and bay leaves. Pour over cold water, leaving a about an inch at the top of the pot. Bring the liquid to the boil and then reduce to a medium-low heat. Simmer for 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until meat is nice and tender.

  • 3.

    Dig the meat out of the pot, let cool slightly and shred. Set aside.

  • 4.

    Add soaked beans to stock and cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Return shredded meat to the stock and season to taste. Remove pot from heat and stir through baby spinach.

  • 5.

    Serve with South American Salad.

  • 6.

    To make the salad, place all ingredients except the lime and orange juice in a large mixing bowl. Gently toss until combined. Squeeze over orange and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil.

» Metric Converter


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
1 comment • 0 ratings
Please login to comment
Posted by Richard358Report
I find this appalling, 1) Poa de Quejio is spelt wrong, it's pao de Queijo. Also, it's NOT A PUDDING, it LITERALLY MEANS cheese bread in Portuguese, even google translate says so. 2) YOU DO NOT USE A CUPCAKE TRAY TO MAKE IT, it's 3x as big as it's supposed to be, it's meant to be golden on the outside, not a pasty white colour. 3) Brazilians do NOT eat salad with their feijoada or put spinach with it, it's ALWAYS kale. Kill yourself you've never been to South America, in fact I highly doubt you ever left this island nation.