Alheira de Mirandela


The alheira is a type of Portuguese sausage, made with meats and bread. Although alheira derives from alho and was once used to describe any sausage seasoned with it, not all present-day alheiras contain garlic, although it is still a common ingredient.

Alheira de Mirandela: these pork free sausages were originally made by the Jews of Portugal to trick the Inquisition into thinking they were Christians.

Main ingredients: Beef, poultry, bread, olive oil, lard, garlic and paprika