Brazilian Vegetable Feijoada

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

In Brazil, a feijoada completa is a large, festive meal with at least one dish based on beans. This Brazilian Vegetable Feijoada is flavorful yet simple to prepare. From Vegetarian Times Low-Fat & Fast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil.
  2. Add pepper flakes, cumin, and thyme, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 20 seconds.
  3. Add sweet potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add leek and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in peppers and onion and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add rum and lime juice.
  7. Cook until sweet potatoes are tender, about 5 minutes more.
  8. Stir in tomato.
  9. Spray a small saucepan with nonstick cooking spray.
  10. Add beans and cook until hot, about 3 minutes. (Add water a little at a time to prevent sticking.)
  11. To serve, pour beans in a casserole, serving bowl, or platter, and pour sweet potato mixture on top of beans.
  12. Garnish with cilantro.
  13. If serving over rice or other grain, form a ring around serving platter with rice or grain, pour beans into center of platter, and top with sweet potato mixture.
  14. Per Serving: 305 Calories; 10g Protein; 5g Fat; 54g Carbohydrates; 0 Cholesterol; 22mg Sodium; 12g Fiber.


Most Helpful

I made this last night, and found it to be filling. I think there should be a little bit more rum, as I barely tasted any.

Studentchef June 01, 2011

Wow, this was fantastic! I love the idea of serving something over beans, instead of mixing them in as I normally would do. This is easy to make and I love the flavours, especially the thyme. I didn't have a leek or cilantro on hand, so had to skip them, but the dish was still great. Although I didn't feel like anything was missing, I think some roughly chopped garlic would have been a nice addition. I also think I'd add the onions to the spices first and let them cook fry with the spices for a while before continuing. Wonderful, I know I'll make this again!! Made during ZWT7.

magpie diner May 26, 2011

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