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Slow Cooker Feijoada (brazilian black bean stew) anyone have a good recipe?

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I'd really like to make feijoada in my slow cooker from dried beans. Anyone have a recipe for this or an idea of how to do it? Do I need to soak the beans? How much liquid and cooking times? Is it ok to add the meat at the beginning and let it cook for the full 8-9 hrs?
Thanks for your help!

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  1. According to our Brazilian friend, people in Brazil only use pressure cookers to cook beans which is key to their texture and flavor.All other methods are grossly inferior and product a "weak sauce."

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    1. re: JudiAU

      unfortunately dont have one (what my mom uses in Brazil, though). Hoped a slow cooker could work. Thanks though :)