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Feijoada – Brazilian Black Bean & Meat Stew

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time6 hrsTotal Time6 hrs 20 mins

Feijoada is a very popular stew of beans with beef and pork. The stew has lots of variations in several different countries but Brazilians make it superb with spicy & smokey sausages and always lovely black beans!

Feijoada - Brazilian Black Bean & Meat Stew Recipe

 500 g Pork pork leg, cut into chunks
 500 g beef brisket, cut into chunks
 2 onions, sliced
 3 cloves garlic, crushed
 3 tbsp Avocado Cooking Oil
 100 g free range streaky bacon, sliced
 3 chorizo sausages, sliced
 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
 1 orange, juice and zest
 2 bay leaves
 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
 1 Can chopped tomatoes 400gm
 1 ½ cups beef stock
 1 Can black beans, drained [400gm]
 A handful of coriander
To serve
 2 mini capsicums, sliced
 1 orange, cut into quarters
 coriander leaves
 Cooked white rice

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown the pork and beef all over and transfer to the slow cooker pot.


In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic until translucent. Place in the slow cooker pot over meat.


Add bacon, chorizo, chilli, orange juice and zest, vinegar, tomatoes, bay leaves and stock into the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3–4 hours or low for 4–5 hours.


Mix black beans in the pot and season to taste. Cook for a further 30 minutes–1 hour.


Serve over steamed white rice garnished with coriander. Squeeze orange over the top just before eating.

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