Brazilian Black Bean Stew Hearty, comforting and stick to your ribs Vegan Feijoada – this Brazilian black bean and mushroom stew is the answer to chilly winter meals.

I am continuing my exploration of the Southern Hemisphere countries and cuisines. The country I chose for today is Brazil – which is mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. I have a hearty and comforting Vegan Feijoada from Brazil. It is a vegan version of delicious traditional Brazilian stew that is rich and very meaty.Brazilian Black Bean StewThe name comes from Portuguese word feijao, which means beans. Feijoada is prepared commonly in many countries like Portugal, Mozambique, Macau, Angola and India. Each country has its own variation based on the local culture and cuisine. But basically it is a stew made with meat and beans and is said to be originated in Portugal. I have tried the Goan version few years back.

Feijoada is considered as the national dish of Brazil and is made with black beans and tons of salted meats. It is typically served with rice and orange slices, the latter to aid in digestion. Stir fried or steamed green veggies are also usually served with this meal.Brazilian Black Bean StewThis Vegan Feijoada recipe is from ‘Viva Vegan’ cookbook. This version is made with black beans, mushrooms and soy granules. All these ingredients make this stew meaty and hearty without the meat. I served the stew with brown rice, sautéed broccoli and orange slices.Brazilian Black Bean StewI’ve never eaten savory dishes with fresh orange on the side, so I was skeptical on how the combo would taste. But I was pleasantly surprised how refreshing it tasted. The juicy, sweet orange adds a nice contrast to the meaty stew. When you make this dish, make sure you try the whole combo – rice, stew, greens and the orange – I am sure you will love it.
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 96.

Vegan Feijoada
Vegan Feijoada
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Hearty, comforting and stick to your ribs Vegan Feijoada - this Brazilian black bean and mushroom stew is the answer to chilly winter meals.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Vegan Feijoada
Vegan Feijoada
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Print Recipe
Hearty, comforting and stick to your ribs Vegan Feijoada - this Brazilian black bean and mushroom stew is the answer to chilly winter meals.
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Black beans, cooked
  • ½ cup Soy Crumbles*
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Large Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Baby Bella Mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½ tsp Dried Thyme
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red pepper flakes
  • cups vegetable broth
  • To taste Salt Pepper
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan, add the garlic, onion and cook till the onions are translucent and tender, about 4~5 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms, ground cumin, dried thyme, red pepper flakes and soy crumbles (drained TVP chunks, if using them) and cook for 6~8 minutes or until the mushrooms have cooked through.
  3. Add the veggie broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Puree ½ cup of black beans into a puree and set aside.
  5. Add the remaining beans, veggie broth and the pureed beans to the stew. Partially cover and bring the soup to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook feijoada until it reaches a chunky consistency but still has plenty of thick sauce, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat and let the feijoada sit for 10 minutes to cool slightly and for the flavors to meld.
  7. To serve feijoada, place some white or brown rice and ladle the stew around the rice. Add some chopped, steamed greens (I added some broccoli) and garnish with orange slices.
Recipe Notes
  • I used Morningstar soy crumbles. You can use dry TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) soaked in boiling water. Squeeze out the excess liquid and use as directed in the recipe.
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13 thoughts on “Vegan Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew) Recipe”

  1. Very unique concept ! Would love to give it a try , looks to be a perfect meal with greens , beans and rice , along with fruit . I also love the colour contrast that you see in the pics – amazing !

  2. Pavani.Hope you guys are doing fine.I made this yesterday and it came out really well.Dharini and Arjun also enjoyed it very much.
    Thank you and keep posting.

    Prasad.

    1. Prasadannayya, hope you guys are doing well. Thank you so much for letting me 🙂 So glad that the kids liked it too.

  3. I just went to a Brazilian restaurant this past weekend after not going to one for several years. Although I had the meat version, your vegan version looks just as delicious and much healthier

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