Easy Brazilian Recipes

Feijoada! Brazilian Beans & Meat Stew


For the Holidays

Feijoada is the ultimate pork and beans recipe, Brazilian style!  W pork sausage, beef, and more. My version has ingredients you can get anywhere, so add this to your Summer menu!


1 lb Dry Black beans, soaked 5 cloves Garlic 1 Onion, medium 4 ounces Fresh Cilantro 4-5 cups Chicken or Beef broth 1 Bay leaf 2 teaspoons Salt 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 12-16 ounces Pork Sausage - Kielbasa 2-3 links Chorizo or Andouille 12-16 ounces Cubed Beef Sirloin, chuck, or other stew meat 2 Cups Long grain white rice

Prep Veggies


Put the garlic, onion and cilantro with 1-2 tablespoons water in a food processor and purée it until all minced.

Prep Sausage & Beef


Slice the sausages. Cut the sirloin into cubes.  Into a hot pan, add the sliced sausage to sear and start to render the fat. Transfer to the slow cooker. Add the beef to the pan and sear. Add a cup of water  and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. Then pour the beef and the liquid into the slow cooker.

Add to Slow Cooker


To the slow cooker with the meat, add the onion-garlic-cilantro mixture, the drained black beans, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Pour in enough broth to cover the beans, about 4-5 cups.  Cook for 6-8 hours.

Serve and Enjoy!