Traditional Brazilian black beans (feijoada) can take quite some time to prepare. Considering I spend most of my time chasing after 2 small children, I've come up with this recipe for a very quick feijoada. This goes very well with white rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
19 mins
total:
34 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 1/2 cup servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a pot over medium heat until almost crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion and green pepper to the bacon; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Mix in cilantro, garlic, and bay leaf; cook and stir until flavors combine, 1 to 2 minutes.

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  • Stir beans, chicken broth, vinegar, salt, pepper, and hot sauce into the onion mixture; cover and let simmer until the flavors combine, 10 to 15 minutes. Add more chicken broth if you would like the beans to be more soupy.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 19.4g; fat 1.3g; cholesterol 2.9mg; sodium 556.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2016
Great recipe. Easy, quick, cheap, and adaptable. Made as directed. Tasted great. Added some liquid smoke to the leftovers - even better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2016
Great recipe. Easy, quick, cheap, and adaptable. Made as directed. Tasted great. Added some liquid smoke to the leftovers - even better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2016
The perfect side to a Brazilian churrasco or any other barbecue for that matter. This is truly quick and easy for a very flavorful dish. I'll be making this again and recommend everyone to stray from the norm and make this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2017
I made this dish for some girls that came to the US from Brazil a few weeks ago. They loved it and told me it was just like how their grandma makes it! It has now became the favorite way my husband and I make beans! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
Great quick and easy dish. I ve made it multiple times in just one month! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2020
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I saw it in the Allrecipes magazine and had to immediately make it. Very quick and easy. Really nice way to spruce up black beans. I had a yellow pepper instead of green so I used that instead. It did provide some nice color. Other than that, followed recipe exactly...came out great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2020
This was easy, quick, and tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2020
Easy to boot! Added some chopped chipped beef slices, as suggested by Chef John, and sautéed with the onion/pepper mixture. Also increased the # of bacon slices. So pretty with green avocados on top and sliced oranges on the side. Great flavors and it's something different to break the monotony. Would be quick to make on a work night. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2020
Loved this recipe will make it again, think I will add sausage next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2020
Yum. Didn’t make any changes. Read More
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