Portuguese stew

Portuguese stew on a platter

A typical recipe much appreciated in our country. The Portuguese stew is prepared in various ways, try our recipe!

Portuguese stew on a platter

Category: Meat, Recipes, Typical Portuguese dishes
Servings:: 6
Prep Time:15 m
Cook Time:1:10 h
Total Time:1:25 h
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Units: Metric (Units: US)


  • 1 savoy cabbage
  • 1 turnip
  • 3 carrots
  • 1.2 kg (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • 750 grams (1 2/3 pounds) beef
  • 150 grams (5 1/3 ounces) Portuguese chouriço
  • 1 farinheira (Portuguese smoked sausage)
  • 1 chispe (pig paw)
  • 1 pig's ear
  • 1 blood sausage
  • 250 grams (1 1/4 cups) rice
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. Place the beef, chispe (pig paw), the pig’s ear and the Portuguese chouriço in a pressure cooker with water seasoned with salt and simmer about 30 minutes. When everything is cooked, remove to a plate and reserve the cooking water. Place the farinheira (Portuguese smoked sausage) and the blood sausage in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook about 7 to 8 minutes. Turn off the heat, drain and set aside.
  2. If you want to prepare rice with the stew: Remove a little of the cooking water into a saucepan and boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat, add the rice and season with a little salt. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, peel and wash the potatoes. Put them in a pan with the remaining cooking water, the savoy cabbage cut into pieces, the carrots cut into strips and the turnip. Boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook about 25 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and serve.
Portuguese stew
Nutrition facts
Serves 6
Per Serving:
Calories 889
Total Fat 37 g(47%)
Saturated Fat 13.5 g(67%)
Cholesterol 184 mg(61%)
Sodium 1112 mg(48%)
Total Carbohydrate 72 g(26%)
Protein 64 g

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