Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners

Pronounced (fay-ZHWA-dah), Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian stew that usually includes black beans, a blend of savory spices, and a mixture of salted, smoked and fresh meats. This delicious meal is typically served with white rice, orange slices and often, sautéed collard greens. With a few tweaks to the traditional recipe, you can enjoy this flavorful dish as a Flex™ lunch. Just opt for brown rice instead of white, and use chicken sausage as your meat.

Servings: Makes 2 servings

Calories per Serving: 300.5

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 serving counts as 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Vegetable and 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 oz. chicken sausage, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • ½ cup black beans, no salt added, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1, 14.5 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, no salt added, drained and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 orange slices

Directions:

  1. Add oil to a large saucepan and bring to medium heat.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic.
  3. Add the sausage and cook until browned.
  4. Add the black beans and chicken broth. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add in tomatoes and bay leaf and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice and orange slices.