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Discover The Ultimate Brazilian Stew Recipe (Feijoada)

Discover The Ultimate Brazilian Stew Recipe (Feijoada)

Discover The Ultimate Brazilian Stew Recipe (Feijoada)

Looking for a hearty, flavorful meal that will transport you straight to Brazil? Look no further than our ultimate Brazilian black bean stew recipe, known as Feijoada. This delicious and easy-to-follow recipe will guide you step-by-step through creating a mouthwatering, authentic Brazilian Feijoada dish that will leave you and your guests feeling satisfied and delighted.

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For the stew:

  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lb. pork shoulder, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the rice:

  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Soak the black beans in cold water overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the pork shoulder and sausage and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the meat and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and sauté until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the cumin, smoked paprika, and oregano to the pot and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Return the meat to the pot and add the black beans, bay leaves, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 hours or until the beans are tender.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the rice. Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Combine the rice, water, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
  7. Remove the bay leaves from the stew and discard—season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the stew with the rice on the side. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro or parsley, if desired.

Tips For Making Feijoada

  • If you don’t have time to soak the black beans overnight, you can use the quick soak method. Place the beans in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour. Drain and rinse before using.
  • You can use any type of sausage you like in this recipe. Chorizo or linguiça are good options.
  • This stew can be made ahead of time and reheated before serving. It also freezes well for up to 3 months.


In summary, if you’re looking for a delicious and authentic Brazilian black bean stew recipe to impress your family and friends, look no further than our ultimate recipe of the traditional Feijoada. With its rich flavors, tender meat, and fluffy rice, this dish will indeed become a new favorite in your household.

How To Cook Brazilian Feijoada

Courtesy of A Cozinha do Ellioti: Gateway to Brazil

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