My Brazilian friend makes this for me occasionally and it is fabulous!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat, stir in garlic and onion, and cook a few minutes until the onion softens and turns translucent. Remove the onion, and place into a saucepan. Pour the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil into the skillet, and place over medium-high heat. Add cubed pork, and cook until well browned.

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  • Meanwhile, pour 3/4 of the black beans along with 1/4 cup water into the bowl of a blender, and pulse until finely chopped, but not quite smooth. Pour whole beans and bean puree into saucepan along with pork cubes, chicken stock, chorizo, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; 26.7 g total fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 1361 mg sodium. 27.4 g carbohydrates; 32.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
Very good- I did in the crock-pot instead and doubled the recipe for leftovers and added extra beans...next time I will lessen the liquid (too much for the crock-pot as was more like a soup) and use reduced-sodium broth as the chorizo is VERY salty. Next time I will add some sauted green pepper and diced tomatoes to the mix- this is a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/21/2012
I was suspicious when I looked at the ingredient list and saw that this doesn't call for any spices. And I was right to be!.. this stew is BLAND. I doused it in hot sauce once it was on my plate and that helped a bit but yeah there's very little flavor here otherwise. To the people saying it's too thin: you need to simmer it longer and let the liquid cook off! This was worth trying but I won't make it again. Read More
(10)
104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
Very good- I did in the crock-pot instead and doubled the recipe for leftovers and added extra beans...next time I will lessen the liquid (too much for the crock-pot as was more like a soup) and use reduced-sodium broth as the chorizo is VERY salty. Next time I will add some sauted green pepper and diced tomatoes to the mix- this is a keeper! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2008
Very good- I did in the crock-pot instead and doubled the recipe for leftovers and added extra beans...next time I will lessen the liquid (too much for the crock-pot as was more like a soup) and use reduced-sodium broth as the chorizo is VERY salty. Next time I will add some sauted green pepper and diced tomatoes to the mix- this is a keeper! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2007
I made this last night amazing! However I did use spare ribs which I cooked in the oven for a few hours and let the stew simmer for a couple of more hours with a bit of cumin and paprika. I topped the dish off with cilantro and a little sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2008
Nice taste easy to make. Too much liquid though I doubled the recipe but should not have doubled the chicken stock. Either that or add more beans. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
This was awesome! I did adjust the chicken broth to bean ratio for a thicker stew (1 1/2 cans beans to 1 1/4 cup chicken broth). I couln't find chorizo so I used ham and seasoned with cumin ancho powder paprika and cayenne. Will make again! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
This stew is SENSATIONAL. I had leftover pork tenderloin I didn't know what to do with so I chose this recipe not really knowing what to expect. Boy am I glad I did. It was a huge hit with my family. I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2007
This was a wonderful stew and I really am not a stew eater. I made it one evening to serve for lunch the next day and I had two bowls of it before I went to bed. I could not put it down. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/20/2012
I was suspicious when I looked at the ingredient list and saw that this doesn't call for any spices. And I was right to be!.. this stew is BLAND. I doused it in hot sauce once it was on my plate and that helped a bit but yeah there's very little flavor here otherwise. To the people saying it's too thin: you need to simmer it longer and let the liquid cook off! This was worth trying but I won't make it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2010
Had an extra pork tenderloin and no time to marinate it and came across this recipe. I doubled the beans but left everything else the same and it is wonderful!! Making it for a second time tonight. Didn't need salt or pepper. Between the pork and chorizo there's plenty of spice. Oh I did use bulk chorizo...just easier for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2009
This stew was good but needed more in it. I added a can of mixed beans and another can of blakc beans. Read More
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