feijoada (brazilian black bean stew)

Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

fine family fare


  1. drain beans in colander.
  2. in heavy pot heat oil, add onion and garlic, saute until lightly browned.
  3. add pork and brown.
  4. add beans, chorizo, water to cover and bay leaf.
  5. simmer for 1 1/2 hours, covered.
  6. uncover, raise heat to medium, cook 15 minutes until thickened.
  7. salt and pepper to taste, serve over rice.
Most Helpful

I couldn't find chorizo where I live so I used Polish sausage. Other than that I followed the recipe. It was okay, but a bit bland. If I make again I'll use some more spices and maybe tomatoes.

choco chip October 20, 2011

Thanks for the post!! I enjoyed this dish on my travels, but worried I would never be able to imitate it. The more "authentic" recipes call for pork parts I either can't get, or are unwilling to use. This truly has all the flavor without the "parts."

SquadLeader January 10, 2010

My husband worked in Brazil for a couple of years and has told me many times how good feijoada is and how much he craves it. Well, I gave it a try with this recipe and it as a hit. As it cooked and filled the kitchen with its wonderful smell, he called a Brazilian friend and described it - it made his Brazilian friend homesick just hearing about it! Thanks for the great authentic recipe!

Z-chef September 28, 2009