“Dobrada com feijão” – a Portuguese classic
If you like the traditional, Portuguese classic cuisine, you have most likely come across the famous “Dobrada com feijão”. A true Portuguese classic, this dish has many people roll their eyes when they find out what “dobrada” is, but when they taste it, they are always left wanting more. “Dobrada” is literally the animal’s stomach (usually cow) and is used in a stew. Here is the recipe.  Try it! you will love it (besides becoming a connoisseur of Portuguese cuisine).

Dobrada com feijão branco (Dobrada with white beans)


1 kg of “dobrada”

1 onion

3 cloves of garlic

1 bay leaf

1/2 glass of white wine

3 tomatoes

2 tablespoons of tomato pulp

2 carrots
1 chouriço

1 can of white beans

olive oil, salt and pepper to taste


Wash the “dobrada”, scald it and let it rest for a few hours, marinating in lemon juice.

A few hours later, cut them in small squares and let them sit.

Start preparing the stew with olive oil, onion, garlic and the bay leaf. Once the onion is caramelized, add the tomato (cut in little pieces) and the tomato pulp; a few minutes later add the white wine and the dobrada.

Bring it to a boil and add the chouriço and the carrots (cut in small pieces), add salt and pepper and let it cook.

Finally, add the white beans, taste to see if it is to your liking and serve.

This dish is traditionally served with rice.