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Experience the tastes of Brazil with Feijoada, the national dish

The recipe for this flavorful black bean stew is sure to be a family favorite will be one of the featured flavors at Brasilfest, Sun. Aug 18th at Seattle Center.

SEATTLE — Brazil's much-beloved national dish, Feijoada, is a rich black bean stew with beef and pork. It is also common in other countries like Portugal, Macau, Angola, India and more -- but each recipe differs country to country.  

Immerse yourself even further into Brazilian culture at the 21st Annual Brasilfest. Created by Brazilian immigrants, the Seattle Center event exposes the community to Brazilian arts and traditions. There will be delicious food, dancing, activities and more.

Brasilfest is Sun, Aug 18 from 12 PM to 7 PM | Seattle Center – Fisher Pavilion, Armory and Mural Amphitheater | 305 Harrison Street, Seattle

Chef Gisele Goren's Traditional Feijoada Recipe


  • 3 cups pre-soak black beans
  • 6 oz Canadian bacon
  • 14 oz Kielbasa sausage
  • 14 oz Pork shoulder
  • 14 oz Beef Ribs (ham hock - pork belly optional) 
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • Salt & Pepper

Combine and put in the pressure cooker for 25 minutes or in a slow cooker for 6 hours.


  • Seasoned Basmati rice 
  • Collard greens
  • Orange Farofa

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