Portuguese Style Beans

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

A simple recipe for beans without a zillion ingredients. Preparation time does not include the overnight soak. You can also use 4 cans of cooked beans to avoid the wait.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight, then cook until tender, about 2 hours, or according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat and sauté onions and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink; be sure to break up the meat into small pieces. Add tomato sauce, cloves, chili powder, salt and pepper, parsley, and the red pepper (leave whole).
  3. Add beans and cook another 25 minutes, covered.
Most Helpful

We loved this! Very similar to chili but not as saucy. Wonderful flavor. Very easy to make. dh served it over macaroni. i would have preferred rice. Made for March Tag game in the Spain/Portugal forum.

Elmotoo March 16, 2013

This is indeed a simple recipe that you probably have the ingredients for. Made as directed but after browning the meat put cooked beans, and meat and seasoning in crockpot on low for 1 hr (had to go to the office for a bit before dinner) Worked fine. Was injoyed by all. It looks like chili, but the clove comes through and gives it a different flavor. Made for ZWT 5

Boo Chef in West Texas May 13, 2009