Feijao (Brazilian black bean stew)

Tasteful Feijao (Brazilian black bean stew) Recipe

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Feijao (Brazilian black bean stew)
Prep Time : 0:30 | Cook Time : 2:00 | Total Time : 2:30 | Serving : 8 person.


  • 1kg dried black beans (Brazilian black beans)

  • 1kg pork sausages, coarsely chopped

  • 1 large ripe tomato

  • 5 bacon rashers, rind removed, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 small brown onions, halved, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • Steamed white rice, to serve

  • Orange segments, to serve


  • Step 1

    Place the beans in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 3-4 hours or overnight to soak. Rinse under cold water and drain well. Place in a saucepan. Cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until beans soften.

  • Step 2

    Add the sausage to the beans and cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until the beans are tender. (If the mixture is too thick, add a little extra hot water.)

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, cut a shallow cross in the base of the tomato. Place tomato in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 minutes to lift the skin. Drain. Use your fingers to remove the skin and discard. Finely chop the flesh.

  • Step 4

    Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.

  • Step 5

    Heat the oil in the same pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft. Return the bacon to the pan. Add the tomato and cook for 10 minutes or until tomato is soft.

  • Step 6

    Use a slotted spoon to transfer 2-3 tablespoonfuls of the bean mixture to the tomato mixture. Cook, mashing the beans with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until a thick paste forms. Add the tomato mixture to the remaining bean mixture and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the stew thickens.

  • Step 7

    Remove sausage from the stew and arrange on a serving platter. Transfer the bean mixture to a serving bowl and serve with the sausage, steamed rice and orange.

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