The Brazilian National Dish is called Feijoada. It is basically a stew, and here I bring a vegan version of the Feijoada. It has black beans and sweet potatoes and loads of other nourishing ingredients. It is low fat and has great Caribbean flavors in it.
Here’s how to make it in your own kitchen –
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 medium cloves of garlic, minced
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 small hot green chili pepper, or more if you like it spicier
900g of black beans, boiled, drained and rinsed
1 ripe mango, pitted, peeled and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
- In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.
- Add onions and cook, stirring often until softened, for about 5 minutes.
- Stir in garlic and cook, stirring until onions turn golden, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the sweet potatoes, bell peppers, tomatoes, chili and 1.5 cups of water.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer till potatoes are tender but still firm, roughly about 10-15 minutes.
- Stir in the beans and stir gently, without covering, until heated through, for about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the mango and cook for about another minute.
- Stir in the cilantro and the salt.
- Serve hot.
This stew can be served with Swiss Chards or with warm tortillas or even just baked chips. It would taste great with coconut rice or brown rice too.
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