Portuguese Style Beans

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by threeovens

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.

Top Review by Elmotoo

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.

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.

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