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July 19, 2016

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Feijoada Portobello

Feijoada Portobello

Feijoada is the national dish of Brazil. Usually, it consists of a stew of beans and pork, but this version is made with portobello mushrooms and mixed with eggplant.

Serves 4


3 cups portobello mushrooms, halved, sliced
1/2 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups eggplant, cut into cubes
1/2 cup chayote, peeled, cubed (or equal amounts of any summer squash such as zucchini)
1/2 cup carrots, peeled, cubed
1 can black beans
3 cups vegetable broth, separated
1 sprig cilantro
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice, fresh 


Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the portobello mushrooms and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until it begins to brown and become tender. If it begins to stick to the pot, add a little water or vegetable broth. Mix constantly.

Add onion, garlic, and 1/2 cup vegetable broth. Cook for 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add the eggplant and 1/2 cup of vegetable broth and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until eggplant is tender. Add the chayote, carrots, and 1/2 cup of vegetable broth and cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Pour beans, remaining 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, paprika, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, orange juice, and cilantro into the pot and boil gently for 20 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with brown rice and sautéed chard.

Per serving (1/4 of recipe):

260 Calories; 2 g Fat; 0 g Saturated Fat; 5% Calories from Fat; 0 mg Cholesterol; 14 g Protein; 50 g Carbohydrate; 8 g Sugar; 18 g Fiber; 1333 mg Sodium; 124 mg Calcium; 4 mg Iron; 13 mg Vitamin C; 1897 mcg Beta-Carotene; 1 mg Vitamin E; 990 mg Potassium

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