Cooking: Brazilian Feijoada (aka Gilded Black Beans)

Over the weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to surround myself with some of the most amazing and creative women I have the pleasure of knowing. We were guests of Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murray of A Gilded Life and the event was A Gilded Nest.

I'll write more about the details later, but wanted to share the following recipe with you. Saturday night, we had the most amazing dinner catered by Texas de Brazil. The beans were out of this world. I'm talking YUMMY! I could have eaten just them alone (oh how I would have missed out on the other delicious fare). I knew that Steve would be in hog heaven with them. So, I began searching for a recipe or at least a few of the ingredients so that I could figure it out on my own. As luck would have it, I found a recipe that is DANG close.

Here's the recipe. I made it for dinner tonight, and Steve was as happy as a pig in mud. We'll be eating it for the next few nights for sure! It makes plenty so have a party when you eat it!You'll be glad you did!


4 cans of black beans
1/2 lb of beef cut in 1x1" cubes
6 oz of smoked bacon cut in cubes
1/2 lb of chorizo
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 bay leaf
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 small onion diced
1 small malagueta pepper (optional) or any other small chilli
water and salt to taste


In a heavy bottom pot over medium heat bring together the oil, meat, bacon and sausage sauté until the meat is brown. Add the garlic, malagueta, bay leave and onion, stir for 2 minutes. Add the black beans and enough water to cover the beans plus 2 inches. Simmer the feijoada for about 1 hour until the beans are soft and sauce is thick. Add salt and more water if sauce is too thick. Serve over white rice.

(I like to just load it all in a crockpot and let it cook during the day. Easy, Peasy!)


Robin Thomas said...

That is so funny you post this...that is what I ate that night along with rice. It was out of this world. Thanks for that recipe cute stuff. And thanks for a great weekend with you. I love time with you!

Suzie Button said...

Thanks for a recipe, Heather! I agree, the beans were fabulous! In fact, I'm thinking this is where I want to go for my birthday this week! Thanks again for my bag you made me! it was great meeting you and your cupcakes are delish too! Suzie

Debe said...

Made the Brazilian Fei.....(whatever).... last night and my hubby was pig in the mud happy too. First time I have cooked chirizo but it was tasty and brought me back to the church for a fleeting moment! Thanks!

A Gilded Life said...

Thank you so much for this, Heather! I will make this recipe and remember such a wonderful time with all of you!! xoxo