"A very traditional Brazilian stew made with black beans, sausage, and all the tasty bits of pork. For a traditional Brazilian spread, serve hot with white rice and collard greens. You can look for the greens in Caribbean markets, but if unavailable try kale instead."
Combine 6 quarts water, black beans, bay leaves, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan. Bring to boil; simmer for 50 minutes.
Bring remaining 2 quarts water to boil in a large saucepan. Stir in dried beef, pork ribs, and pig's feet; simmer until flavors combine, about 25 minutes. Add smoked sausage, spicy sausage, large bacon pieces, pork belly, pig's ear, and pig's tails; simmer until meat mixture is softened, about 25 minutes.
Stir meat mixture to the bean mixture; simmer until flavors combine, about 45 minutes.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic. Cook until warmed through, about 45 seconds; transfer to bean mixture. Add small bacon pieces to the skillet; cook and stir until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in onion; cook until onion is soft and browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley.
Stir the onion mixture into the bean mixture; simmer until tender, about 25 minutes. Transfer meat mixture to a serving dish. Pour beans into a separate serving dish.