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Tasting Delicious Pork Beans: My Tasty Experience

Pork beans

Tasting Delicious Pork Beans: My Tasty Experience

Ah, pork beans… One of my favorite foods since childhood. I remember Sunday lunches with the family, where there was always a steaming pot of Pork Beans on the table. The smoked flavor, the soft texture of the grains and the juicy meat melting in your mouth… Oh, what a longing!

But don't think that it's just my family that knows how to prepare this delight. Pork beans is a traditional Brazilian recipe, very common in several regions of the country. Each family has its own version, its special touch.

In this article, I will share with you my experience of tasting pork beans, in addition to teaching you how to prepare it and revealing the secrets of the ingredients and seasonings that give the dish its special touch. And if you're already a fan of this dish like me, you'll still discover delicious variations to try.

Main Conclusions

  • Pork beans is a traditional Brazilian recipe
  • Each family has its own version, its special touch.
  • The ingredients and spices are the secret to the flavor of the dish.
  • There are several variations of pork beans to try.

How to prepare pork beans: a traditional Brazilian recipe

Dear readers, I believe all of you already know that I am a big fan of good Brazilian food – especially when it comes to traditional dishes that have a unique flavor. And today, I'd like to share with you my favorite Pork Bean recipe!

Before we start, I'd like to point out that, in my opinion, the secret to great pork beans lies in slow cooking and patiently, allowing all the flavors to mingle and create an incredibly delicious meal.

Necessary ingredients:

  • 500g of carioca beans
  • 500g of pork loin
  • 2 chopped calabrese sausages
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coloring
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the beans well and soak in cold water overnight.

2. The next day, drain the water and place the beans in a pressure cooker with enough water to cover it. Cook for about twenty minutes and set aside.

3. Cut the pork loin into medium cubes and season with salt and black pepper.

4. In a large pot, add the olive oil and brown the pork over medium heat until golden brown. Then add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent.

5. Add the garlic and chopped pepperoni sausage and cook for a few more minutes.

6. Add the tomato and mix well.

7. Add the cooked beans and mix with the meat and sausage.

8. Add the cumin and coloring and mix again.

9. Add enough water to cover everything and cook over low heat for about two hours, or until the beans are soft and creamy.

10. Serve hot, accompanied by white rice and a good farofa.

Don't forget that the best Pork Beans are the ones cooked slowly with love and patience! And for those who prefer a lighter version, why not try replacing the pepperoni sausage with a vegetable rich in flavor like pumpkin or sweet potato?

Pork beans being served in a bowl

The secret to the taste of pork beans: special ingredients and spices.

Ah, the pork bean! This Brazilian dish, so tasty and comforting, is one of my favorites. But what makes it so delicious? Well, the secret is in its special ingredients and the spices that go with it.

First, let's talk about the basic ingredients of pork beans. Of course, there are black beans, which form the basis of the dish. But what really sets it apart is the pork, which is added in generous chunks and slowly cooked until tender and flavorful. Some chefs also add sausage, bacon or pork ribs to further intensify the flavor of the meat.

But what about the seasonings? Well, it varies a lot by region and personal preference. But some common seasonings include garlic, onion, bay leaf, cumin, black pepper and parsley. The secret is to find the perfect balance between these seasonings to bring out the flavor of the meat and the beans, without having either one overpowering.

Another ingredient that can be added to give a special touch to pork beans is Cream cheese. This typical Brazilian cheese adds creaminess and incredible flavor to the dish, especially when added at the end of cooking.

But we cannot forget the importance of the pressure cooker in the preparation of pork beans. This kitchen utensil speeds up the preparation time and helps make the meat more tender and juicy. If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can prepare the dish in a regular pot, but it will take a little more time and patience.

IngredientsThe amount
Black bean500g
Pieces of pork500g
Onion1 large
Garlic4 teeth
cumin powder1 tablespoon
blonde2 leaves
Black pepperAugust

And don't forget to serve the Pork beans with white rice, braised cabbage and a little pepper for those who like a spicy touch.

Now that you know the ingredients and spices that make pork beans such a tasty dish, how about trying to prepare them at home? It is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

Pork beans

Pork beans in addition to the traditional recipe

As I already told you, pork beans are a dish that has been part of my life since I can remember. But, in addition to the traditional recipe that I shared with you, there are several variations of this delicious dish.

pork beans with paio

One of the most common variations is to add paio to pork beans. Paio is a sausage made with pork and typical Brazilian spices, such as garlic and pepper. The result is an even tastier dish with a smoked touch.

pork beans with sausage

Another option is to replace the paio with the sausage. Sausage is a sausage that, like paio, is made with pork and Brazilian spices. However, it has a milder flavor when compared to paio.

pork beans with vegetables

For those who prefer a healthier option, a good option is to add vegetables to pork beans. Carrot, zucchini and potato are some of the options that are delicious in this dish.

pork beans with rice

Finally, I could not fail to mention the classic combination of beans and rice. Whether served as a side dish or mixed with beans, rice is a simple and very tasty option to complement pork beans.

These are just some of the variations of this dish so loved by Brazilians. If you have any other suggestions, share them in the comments!

pork beans with paio

Tasting Delicious Pork Beans: My Tasty Experience

When it comes to classic Brazilian dishes, pork beans are one of the most delicious and comforting. I discovered this delicacy by chance, when I visited a friend in São Paulo; he served me the Pulled Beans at lunch and I was immediately hooked!

The rich flavor and succulent texture of the beans combined with the tender pork create an explosion of irresistible flavors in every mouthful. Since then, I always look for a good restaurant that serves the dish or try to prepare it myself at home.

How to prepare pork beans: a traditional Brazilian recipe

Although there are many variations of pork beans, the traditional Brazilian recipe calls for simple but tasty ingredients. Here is my favorite version:

1 kg of black beans1) Wash the beans and soak them for at least 6 hours.
500 g pork meat (rib, shank, shoulder)2) In a large pan, sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until golden.
2 Calabrian sausages3) Add pork and fry until golden brown.
1 large chopped onion4) 4 minced garlic cloves
4 minced garlic cloves5) Add the beans, bay leaves and enough water to cover everything.
2 bay leaves6) Let it cook over low heat for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding more water if necessary.
2 tablespoons of olive oil7) Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Salt and pepper to taste8) Serve with white rice and braised kale.

The secret to the taste of pork beans: special ingredients and seasonings

While the traditional recipe is delicious on its own, there are a few special ingredients and seasonings that can take the Pork Bean flavor to the next level:

  • Canned peeled tomatoes: adds acidity and flavor to bean broth.
  • Chili pepper: adds a touch of pepper and flavor to the dish.
  • Cilantro: Adds a fresh, green flavor to beans.
  • Beef broth: Adds a rich, salty flavor to bean broth.

Try adding these ingredients and seasonings to your traditional recipe and see how the taste of pork beans can be even more delicious!

Pork Bean Variations: discover other ways to taste

Although the traditional recipe is the most popular, there are many other variations of pork beans. Some of them include:

  • Pork Beans with Pumpkin
  • Pork beans with chicken sausage
  • Pork Beans with Smoked Ribs
  • Vegetarian pork bean (using tofu instead of pork)

Try these variations and discover new ways to enjoy pork beans. Who knows, maybe you discover a new favorite recipe?


Pork Feijão is a classic dish of Brazilian cuisine and one of my favorite foods. With its combination of juicy black beans and tender pork, it's a comforting dish that can be prepared in many different ways. If you haven't tried pork beans yet, don't waste time and try them today!

Common questions

How long does it take to prepare pork beans?

The preparation time for pork beans can vary, but on average it takes around 2 hours.

What are the main ingredients in pork beans?

The main ingredients in Feijão de porco are beans, pork, sausage and various spices.

Is it possible to adapt the Pork Beans recipe for vegetarians?

Yes, you can replace pork and sausage with vegetarian ingredients such as tofu and vegetables.

Pork beans are a traditional dish from which region of Brazil?

Pork beans are a traditional dish in southern Brazil, especially in the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

Can I freeze pork beans?

Yes, pork beans can be frozen and eaten later. Make sure you store it correctly in suitable containers.

What are the most popular pork bean variations?

In addition to the traditional version, there are variations of Feijão de porco such as feijoada, feijão tropeiro and feijão gordo.

What's the best side dish for pork beans?

Pork beans can be accompanied by white rice, farofa, braised cabbage and oranges, which are classic combinations.

Can I use canned beans in pork beans?

It is recommended to use fresh beans when preparing pork beans, but if this is not possible, canned beans can be used as an alternative.