Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Feijoada is a black bean stew and the most traditional dish in Brazil, usually served with manioc and rice. It’s perfect for a happy and delicious evening with friends.


Difficulty: Hard

Time: 120 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 1381 / Protein 47g / Carbohydr. 75g / Fat 91g

Ingredients (8 servings)

500 gblack beans
300 gsmoked pork chop
300 gpork belly
300 gbeef
1 clovegarlic
2onions (small)
1 tbsptomato paste
100 mlred wine
1.5 lwater
1bay leaf
600 gmanioc flour
6 tbspbutter (divided)
oranges for serving
vegetable oil for frying


large saucepan, 2 bowls, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, 2 large frying pans, spatula

Wine Tip

Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon
A Brazilian take on this classic Bordeaux blend is very appropriate here. The powerful red provides a counterpoint to this intense dish. It is ideal to serve the wine at a temperature of 12-14°C, thus allowing the fruitiness of the wine to work its full effect and lighten up the meal.

Step 1

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Add black beans to a bowl. Cover with plenty of water and allow to soak for approx. 8 – 10 hrs.


500 g black beans

Step 2

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Drain beans, rinse, and set aside. Slice sausages. Cut smoked pork chop and pork belly into cubes. Cut beef into pieces.

cutting board, knife

4 sausages / 300 g smoked pork chop / 300 g pork belly / 300 g beef

Step 3

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Finely mince garlic. Dice onion.

1 clove garlic / 2 onions

Step 4

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Add beef and fry for approx. 4 – 6 min. over medium heat until lightly browned. Add tomato paste and continue to roast. Then, deglaze with red wine and continue to cook until liquid is reduced by one third.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

1 tbsp tomato paste / 100 ml red wine / vegetable oil for frying

Step 5

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Season with salt and pepper and pour in water. Add bay leaf, bring to a simmer and allow to cook for approx. 25 – 30 min.

1.5 l water / 1 bay leaf / salt / pepper

Step 6

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Add black beans, smoked pork chop, pork belly, and sausages. Continue to simmer over medium-low heat for approx. 45 – 60 min. until beans are cooked through and the sauce has slightly thickened.

Step 7

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Shortly before serving, add manioc flour to a large, grease-free saucepan and roast over medium-low heat until lightly browned. Set aside.

large frying pan, spatula

600 g manioc flour

Step 8

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Add one third of the butter to a frying pan. Add onions and garlic and sauté for approx. 3 – 4 min. over medium heat until translucent. Then add roasted manioc flour and stir to combine. Continue to cook for approx. 1 – 2 min.

frying pan

2 tbsp butter

Step 9

Brazilian-inspired Feijoada

Transfer manioc flour and onions to a bowl. Knead in remaining butter using your hands. Serve Feijoada with buttered manioc flour and fresh orange slices.


4 tbsp butter / oranges for serving