How to Make Cozido à Portuguesa

by Lucilla Madamba

It is a rich stew that usually includes shin of beef, pork, Portuguese smoked (or blood) sausages served with cabbage, carrots, turnips, rice, potatoes, and collard greens.


  • Various cuts of beef and pork
  • Blood sausages
  • Carrots
  • Potatos
  • Cabbage
  • Turnips
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Shred the cabbage

    Step 2

    Peel and slice the potatoes, carrots and turnips.

    Step 3

    Boil the meat and pork in a double boiler pot of water. Add a couple of Oxo beef cubes. Then simmer until tender. Keep the stock.

    Step 4

    Remove some of the meat from the pot to make room for the vegetables to steam and cook in the stock.

    Step 5

    Prepare the sausages to place in the pot.

    Step 6

    Add the sausages and potatoes to the pot with the remaining beef and pork.

    Step 7

    Continue to simmer the meat and potatoes in the pot.

    Step 8

    Then add the cabbage to the pot.

    Step 9

    Tap the cabbage down.

    Step 10

    Place a steamer full of meat and potatoes over the pot and cover for a few minutes.

    Step 11

    Then uncover the steamer and set aside.

    Step 12

    Add the vegetables to the beef, pork, sausages and potatoes.

    Step 13

    Cozido served with rice and peas.