Feijoada Brazilian Beans and Rice Recipe

Feijoada Recipe – Brazilian Beans and Rice

A simple recipe for Feijoada, a Brazilian beans and rice dish.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Brazilian, Gluten Free
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups dry black beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 lb turkey sausage, cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • salt
  • brown rice, for serving


  • Soak black beans over night.
  • The next day, drain and rinse the beans. In a large pot or crock pot add beans and cover with water and stock. Add the diced onion, minced cloves of garlic, and bay leaves. Bring the beans to a simmer and cook until soft (about an hour and a half over the stove top), adding more stock or water if necessary. Add the sausage about 20-30 minutes before the beans are done.
  • Season to taste with salt as needed. Serve with brown rice and a classic Brazilian side dish of sautéed kale.


For more flavorful rice, cook the rice with some diced onion and garlic, sautéed then add chicken broth instead of water. (same water to rice ratio with the broth)
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