Simple Black Bean and Pork Stew

Simple Black Bean and Pork Stew Recipe

Simple Black Bean and Pork Stew Recipe is a hearty and satisfying dinner that’s easy to whip up.

It’s packed with rich flavors from ingredients like tender pork cubes, savory chorizo, and creamy black beans.

This stew is a fantastic choice for a filling dinner, especially on those cooler evenings when you crave something warm and comforting.

One of the great things about this stew is its versatility. You can serve it with a variety of sides. Think rice, crusty bread, or even a simple green salad to balance out the meal.

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Tips and Tricks

Preparing the Pork Tenderloin

Cut the pork tenderloin into uniform ½ inch cubes to ensure even cooking. This helps the meat brown evenly and cook through properly without drying out.

Handling the Chorizo

Slice the chorizo sausages into even pieces for consistent flavor throughout the dish. If the chorizo has a casing, you might want to remove it for a better texture.

Enhancing Bean Puree

When blending the black beans and water, aim for a slightly chunky texture rather than a smooth puree. This will give the dish a heartier feel and ensure the beans retain some texture.

Optimizing Flavor

Allow the garlic and onion to cook until the onion is fully soft and translucent. This step enhances the flavor base of your dish, making the overall taste richer and more complex.

Simmering for Flavor

Letting the mixture simmer for a full 30 minutes allows all the flavors to meld together. If you have extra time, simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes for an even deeper flavor profile.


Season gradually with salt and pepper. Taste the dish halfway through the simmering process and adjust the seasoning as needed. Remember, you can always add more salt, but you can’t take it out.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the stew with a side of rice or crusty bread to soak up the delicious broth. Adding a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of fresh cilantro can also enhance the final presentation and taste.

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Simple Black Bean and Pork Stew

Nesting Lane Indulge
Simple Black Bean and Pork Stew Recipe. This hearty dinner recipe is made with pork tenderloin, garlic, chorizo sausage, and bay leaves.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Brazil
Servings 4



  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and onion to the skillet. Cook until the onion becomes soft and clear.
  • Take the onion out of the skillet and place it into a saucepan.
  • Add another tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet. Turn the heat to medium-high.
  • Place cubed pork in the skillet. Cook until it's well browned.
  • In a blender, combine ¾ of the black beans and ¼ cup of water. Pulse until the beans are finely chopped but not completely smooth.
  • Pour the whole beans and the bean puree from the blender into the saucepan.
  • Add the pork cubes, chicken stock, chorizo, and bay leaves to the saucepan.
  • Turn the heat to medium-high and bring everything to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the saucepan and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your liking before serving.


Calories: 482kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 33gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1361mgPotassium: 867mgFiber: 10gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 4mg
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