Brazilian Black Bean Stew Recipe -
Brazilian Black Bean Stew Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Brazilian Black Bean Stew

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"This easy yet wonderful stew can be made any time of year. The meat can be omitted without compromising the dish. Serve hot with a great bread and a nice spinach salad."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the chorizo and ham 2 to 3 minutes. Place the onion in the pot, and cook until tender. Stir in garlic, and cook until tender, then mix in the sweet potatoes, bell pepper, tomatoes with juice, chile pepper, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir the beans into the pot, and cook uncovered until heated through. Mix in the mango and cilantro, and season with salt.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2008

I omitted the meat and used frozen mango chunks and this was a great recipe! I also served it with the Brazilian rice (you saute the rice with onion and garlic before cooking it) and a spinach, cilantro, pineapple salad and it made a delicious meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2010

I have made this a couple of times and I am finally getting it where I want it to be. By the books this recipe is very very bland. The texture is fantastic, but the lack of flavor makes this meal seem only halfway there. The problem is that you need to add flavor without upsetting the balance of texture. I have decreased the water to 3/4 cup, upped the garlic, added cumin, added black pepper. This has resulted in a recipe that tastes as good as it looks.

Jan 10, 2008

My husband and I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I have made it for my cooking group, too, and froze the stew in 6 cup batches, and it turns out beautifully. You can just pop the frozen stew into your crockpot and lunch/dinner is ready in a few hours. The colors of this stew are also amazing. I like to use one can of petite diced tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of the hot green chili pepper. It just saves me from having to dice a spicy pepper myself.

Dec 13, 2007

This a absolutely and BY FAR the most delicious stew I've ever made. I thought initially that my family wouldn't like it because, well, mango + beans + ham + cilantro? But I got compliments all around for the absolute amazing flavor! This collection of tastes are fantastic, I couldn't believe it. Now I am throwing a little dinner party JUST so I can serve this and soak up all the compliments! SO easy to make too.

Jan 05, 2007

This was super yummy and easy to make. The only thing missing is seasoning. When I first tasted it, I panicked because it was bland, but as soon as I added some paprika, pepper and cumin, it really brought out the flavors and was fantastic! This is definitely a keeper.

Jan 23, 2008

This was excellent. I used Italian sausage for the meat, but think this would be just as good vegetarian, or perhaps with chicken broth instead of water. I also added cumin to give it a bit of a flavor kick. I also used 3 mangoes instead of one. I'll be making this again!

Jun 21, 2005

great recipe! I'm not a sweet potato fan, but my husband is. didn't really matter because all the flavors blended so well I couldn't tell I used a sweet potato. I didn't use meat substituted broth for water & added cumin, pepper & more garlic & doubled the mango. I think next time I'd reduce the liquid to 1 cup. definitely a keeper recipe!

Jan 06, 2008

Amazing! This is the fourth or fifth time I have made this stew and it never fails to impress. Used sweet italian sausage this time instead of the chorizo (pregnant dinner guest with heartburn) and it was still wonderful. Only thing I can't understand is how someone didn't love this recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 508 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 17.8 g
  • 71%
  • Protein
  • 22.8 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1538 mg
  • 62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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