Olympic Slow Cooker Stew


Olympic Slow Cooker Stew

Olympic Slow Cooker Stew
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To celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympic games, we came up with this recipe for Olympic Slow Cooker Stew. It's based off of Brazil's national dish (feijoada), which is basically a stew made with beef, pork, and beans that's typically served over rice. Our slow cooker version is super simple, hearty, and delicious!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pound bottom round beef, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 pound pork butt, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, with 1 can of beans mashed
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut in 1-inch diagonal chunks
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 6 cups hot cooked white rice

What to Do

  1. In a slow cooker, place beef and pork, then sprinkle with salt and pepper; mix well. Add onion, garlic, and broth, stirring to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW 6 hours. Add beans and smoked sausage and continue cooking 2 hours, or until meat is fork-tender.
  3. Stir in vinegar, then serve over rice.


  • You can serve this stew with a few fresh orange wedges, just like they do in Brazil!
  • The great thing about Brazilian feijoada is that it never has to be made the same twice, since it's often made with a variety of meats!
  • To cut down on the cooking time, cook on high heat 4 hours.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 672
  • Calories from Fat 242
  • Total Fat 27g 41 %
  • Saturated Fat 9.0g 45 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 55g 111 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 151mg 50 %
  • Sodium 1,184mg 49 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 47g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 5.8g 23 %
  • Sugars 2.3g 0 %

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Nom! Nom! Nom! I love how tasty this dish is. The meat lover that I am was in pure heaven with every bite.

This looks excellent, but I'm curious. Why the chicken broth instead of beef broth?

Hi there! In the Test Kitchen, we used chicken broth in order to achieve the most traditional version of this classic Brazilian recipe, which usually calls for that ingredient. If you try this, with beef broth instead, let us know what you think. It should make a great substitution. Enjoy!

Many thanks!


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