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Portuguese-Style Pork, Bean and Collard Greens Stew

6 to 8 Servings

FAST: 1½ hours
Slow: 8½ to 9½ hours 35 minutes active

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Feijoada à transmontana, a rustic, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs stew of beans, cabbage, sausage and multiple cuts of pork that originates from northeastern Portugal, was the inspiration for this Instant Pot easy meal. Kidney beans are traditional, but we use cranberry beans (also called Roman or borlotti beans), as we prefer their creamier, more delicate texture. We like the silky, almost meaty texture of collard greens in this stew, but an equal amount of kale also is great. Linguiça is a type of Portuguese sausage seasoned with paprika and garlic; it’s typically sold already cooked or smoked. If not available, kielbasa works well, though its flavor is markedly different.

6 to 8



Don’t forget to soak the beans for at least 12 hours before making the stew. Salt added to the soaking water not only seasons the beans, it also softens the skins so the beans absorb water and fully tenderize.

FAST: 1½ hours
Slow: 8½ to 9½ hours

35 minutes active


  • 1

    pound (2½ cups) dried cranberry beans

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper


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Amy T.
February 19, 2023
This recipe was the first time I had prepared a meal entirely in the pressure cooker. It was really quick to assemble. I found the broth a little thin (I think it was just my expectation of a stew). Next time, I might mash a portion of the beans into the broth.