One-pot Brazilian feijoada – rich pork stew with black beans served with spring greens and rice
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Slow cooker Brazilian feijoada stew

Slow cooker Brazilian feijoada – rich pork stew with black beans served with spring greens, orange slices and rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Lucy Parissi


  • <span></span>950g | 2 pounds thick-cut pork shoulder steaks trimmed of fat
  • <span></span>100g | 3 1/2oz cooking chorizo
  • <span></span>100g | 3 1/2oz lardons or cubed bacon
  • <span></span>100g | 3 1/2oz shredded ham hock
  • <span></span>2x400g | 14oz tins of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 large onion peeled and diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves peeled and sliced
  • <span></span>240ml | 1 cup hot chicken stock
  • juice of 2 oranges plus small piece of orange peel
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • <span></span>1 tsbp cornflour cornstarch diluted in a little cold water.
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • <span></span>pinch dried thyme
  • chopped parsley to serve
  • freshly ground pepper to season
  • steamed brown or white rice to serve
  • orange wedges to serve
  • Spring greens
  • <span></span>300g | 10 1/2 oz spring greens finely shredded or chooped
  • <span></span>2 red onions finely chopped
  • <span></span>1 garlc clove minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 small orange
  • Fried breadcrumbs
  • <span></span>2 slices toasting bread blitzed into breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic granules


  • Peel the casing of the chorizo and cut into chunky cubes.
  • <span></span>Dry fry in a large non-stick frying pan together with the lardons for 4 minutes over medium heat. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Cut the pork steaks into chunky cubes using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife. Discard any large pieces of fat.
  • Add to the pan and fry over medium-high heat until browned. Do not crowd the pan or the meat will not brown properly. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • <span></span>Heat the olive oil in the pan and fry the onion and garlic over low heat for 7 minutes. Add the thyme, paprika and season with black pepper.
  • Transfer to the slow cooker and add the black beans, ham hock, orange juice and peel, chilli, honey, vinegar and bay leaves. Add the stock and mix everything together.
  • Cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Add the cornflour slurry one hour before the end of cooking.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onions and garlic over low heat for seven minutes. Pile the chopped greens on top and continue to cook, stirring, until the greens have wilted. If the pan gets too dry, add the orange juice. Cook until the greens are tender.
  • Heat the oil and butter and fry the bread crumbs until golden, seasoning with the garlic granules.
  • <span></span>Serve the stew over brown rice garlished with chopped parsley and the breadcrumbs, with the greens and orange slices on the side.


I haven't added any salt in this recipe as the ham hock and lardons tend to be quite salty. Taste and add salt to taste if necessary.