Brazilian Black Beans and Sausage

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size 1 cup
Nutrition Facts: View Label(s)

Ingredients

2 teaspoons
vegetable oil
8 ounces
low-fat polish kielbasa sausage, cut into small pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon
ground cumin
1 cup
uncooked rice
1 can
(15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups
water

Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet); sauté sausage and onion until onion is clear.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Add mushrooms or green bell peppers for variety.
  • If you like spicy food, add some cayenne pepper or chili powder.
  • Try brown rice and simmer for 10 more minutes.

Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.

Last updated: 06/02/16

4 Comments for "Brazilian Black Beans and Sausage"

I looked up authentic Brazilian Black Bean recipes and noticed most of them had tomatoes in them, so we added a can of diced tomatoes. I also added a bit more cumin, a bay leaf, some smoked paprika, and some hot sauce. It was delicious! I agree that the original recipe needs more seasoning.

Quick & easy!  This recipe is always a crowd pleaser.  Personally, I think it could use a little more seasonings and/or spice...

This is a super tasty one-pan dinner.  I like the texture better with brown rice.  Great for lunch the next day too!

My husband and I really enjoy this recipe! I add cayenne pepper to give it some heat and extra cumin. I have made this twice now, once with white rice and once with brown.  We strongly preferred the brown rice version and were pleased because it's healthier that way!

User login

You need to login to use this feature, or create an account if you don't yet have one. It's free and easy.

Create an Account