Caldinho de Feijão / How To Cook Black Bean Broth

Caldinho de Feijão / How To Cook Black Bean Broth


Caldinho de Feijão /Black Bean Broth

‘Caldinho de Feijão’ is a liquidized soup version of the famous Brazilian ‘Feijoada’. The ingredients are a Brazilian staple – black beans. This is a delicious soup which can be bought at street vendors or in many bars/botecos.

Makes about 10 portions


400g of black beans

200g of pork meat chopped

100g chopped bacon

1 sausage roughly chopped

4 cloves of garlic chopped

1 onion chopped

2 tablespoon of parsley

5 spring onions chopped

1 tomato chopped

4 tablespoons of olive oil

1 stock cube (feijão or pork)

1 bay leaf & salt and pepper to taste

Clean the black beans thoroughly. Add the beans to the pressure cooker, along with the 1.5 liters of water, the bay leaves, the stock cube and season to taste. Cook for 25 minutes until the black beans are done. In a separate medium sized pan, heat the olive oil to a medium heat and fry the garlic, onion, tomato, bacon and sausage until browned (no more than 10 minutes). Once done, add the contents of the pan to the pressure cooker with the cooked black beans.

Now add the pork to the pressure cooker, season to taste and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the beans and meat are all cooked. The beans need to be soft. Once satisfied all ingredients are well cooked, add the contents of the pan into a liquidizer. Liquidize the mixture until smooth and a thick soup like consistency. Serve warm or hot with chopped spring onions and parsley sprinkled on top, and some rustic bread.

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