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Traditional Brazilian Beans

Traditional Brazilian Beans
Traditional Brazilian Beans
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension.


9 ounces pinto beans, uncooked

2 bay leaves

3½ ounces bacon, chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

5 ounces Kielbasa sausage, sliced

1 onion (small), chopped

Salt (to taste)


Let the beans soak for 24 hours in the fridge. Drain and cook beans on the stove until softened. Add more water if necessary to keep them covered. In a pan, sauté garlic, onion, bacon and sausage. Mix together all ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.

Makes 10 cups. Without added salt, each 1-cup serving has 180 calories, 8 grams (g) fat, 8 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber and 200 milligrams sodium.


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