Brazilian Feijoada with Mango (Black Bean Stew)

    45 mins

    Feijoada is a national dish of Brazil and consists of black beans and different meats. This recipe adds mango and sweet potatoes to give some sweetness. The meat can be omitted without compromising the dish. Serve hot with crusty bread and a nice spinach salad.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 125g chorizo sausage, chopped
    • 155g cooked ham, chopped
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1 red capsicum, diced
    • 2 x 400g cans cans chopped tomatoes
    • 1 small hot green chilli, diced
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 2 x 400g cans black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 mango - peeled, stone removed and diced
    • half a bunch fresh coriander, chopped
    • salt to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the chorizo and ham for 5 minutes. Add the onion and cook until tender. Add garlic and cook until soft then mix in the sweet potatoes, capsicum, tomatoes, chilli and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
    2. Add the beans and cook uncovered until heated through. Stir in the mango and coriander, and season with salt.

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    I omitted the meat and used frozen mango chunks and this was a great recipe! I also served it with the Brazilian rice (you saute the rice with onion and garlic before cooking it) and a spinach, cilantro, pineapple salad and it made a delicious meal.  -  17 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband and I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I have made it for my cooking group, too, and froze the stew in 6 cup batches, and it turns out beautifully. You can just pop the frozen stew into your crockpot and lunch/dinner is ready in a few hours. The colors of this stew are also amazing. I like to use one can of petite diced tomatoes and one can of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of the hot green chili pepper. It just saves me from having to dice a spicy pepper myself.  -  10 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This a absolutely and BY FAR the most delicious stew I've ever made. I thought initially that my family wouldn't like it because, well, mango + beans + ham + cilantro? But I got compliments all around for the absolute amazing flavor! This collection of tastes are fantastic, I couldn't believe it. Now I am throwing a little dinner party JUST so I can serve this and soak up all the compliments! SO easy to make too.  -  13 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)