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Brazilian Feijoada

A wonderful wholefood version of this classic black bean stew. Easy to make and so tasty, the addition of the sweet potato give this a sweet earthiness deliciousness! The video below is slightly different but it gives you a good framework as to how this dish comes together.

Serves 4

Takes 30 mins to make

    • Peel and finely chop the onion, garlic & chilli, roughly chop the fresh coriander.
    • Chop the sweet potato and pepper into bite sized pieces (peel if needed)  drain and rinse beans, leave aside
    • Defrost the sausages and chop them into bite sized pieces
    • Heat a non stick pan with 1 tbsp of oil over a high heat, fry sausages until they get a slight char on each side and they are cooked properly. Remove the cooked vegan sausages from the pan.

      2 x med Onion 250g

      3 cloves Garlic

      1 red chilli chilli

      200g Sweet potato

      200g red Peppers

      300g Vegan sausages

      2 x 400gtins of Black beans x  (each tin is 240g when drained)

      800ml veg stock

      1 tsp Smoked Paprika

      2 tsp Ground coriander

      2 limes juiced

      ½ tsp dried Thyme

      2 Bay leaves

      1.5 tbsp tamari

      ½ tsp black pepper

      1 tsp salt

      10g Fresh Coriander

      Lime juice & zest




    • Add the chopped onion, garlic and chilli to the pan and fry on high heat for 4-5 mins until the onions start to brown and smell delicious.
    • Add your bite sized sweet potato and peppers to the pan, with the ground coriander, smoked paprika, dried thyme and a generous pinch of salt, stir and cook for approx 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally with a lid on the pan. Remember to stir occasionally to stop veg from sticking and burning to the bottom, cook until your veg is soft and nearly cooked through
    • Add your drained and rinsed black beans
    • Add the veg stock, tamari, salt, black pepper, juice of limes  bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer, cook for approx 10 minutes or longer if you would like a thicker sauce.
    • Taste the dish for  seasoning before serving and add, salt, pepper, acid, heat if required.
    • Garnish with chopped coriander serve and enjoy!


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