Pressure Cooker Vegan Feijoada

Pressure Cooker Feijoada by An Unrefined Vegan

Do you know the favorite dish of your favorite person? That meal he or she requests again and again (maybe even so much so that you have grown a bit…tired of hearing it)? For Kel that meal is feijoada. Not the traditional version, of course. Bacon, beef, ham hocks, pork shoulder: that’s a whole heck of a lot of animal. You don’t need any of that s**t to make a flavor-packed and comforting feijoada. Focus on the other ingredients. A big mess of beans, some veggies, and a touch of plant-based sausage served over steamed rice. Actually, it’s one of my favorite meals, too. 

Do you have a pressure cooker? Making feijoada in one means lunch or dinner in under an hour. I love that and I love my Instant Pot because it makes that possible! If you prefer the “slow” cooker method, by all means, use that! You can pretty much pile everything in your crockpot, set it to low and leave it for 8 hours to be enjoyed after a long day.

The goodness of – –

Black beans:

  • have the highest level of antioxidants of all common beans
  • fiber, fiber, fiber!
  • the magnesium in black beans helps maintain healthy blood pressure

Brown rice:

  • rich in selenium which may reduce one’s risk of developing arthritis and heart disease
  • Yep, you guessed it. Fiber-rich brown rice makes your tummy feel nice and full.
  • phytonutrients and antioxidants give support the immune system 

Before I get to the fiejoada recipe, here’s some Halloween-related news. Kathy Hester recently released a 25-recipe Halloween e-book that is just the cutest (Dianne of Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen designed it) – in a totally spooky way, of course! Besides yummy and easy plant-based eats, Kathy shares some tips on hosting Halloween parties and decorating for the season. Check out The Ghoulish Gourmet: A Bewitched Collection of Halloween Recipes!

Pressure Cooker Feijoada by An Unrefined Vegan

Pressure Cooker Vegan Feijoada
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
328 calories
54 g
6 g
4 g
20 g
1 g
335 g
2829 g
7 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328
Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 6mg
Sodium 2829mg
Total Carbohydrates 54g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 7g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  2. 1 cup soy curls, softened in hot water for about 15 minutes, drained
  3. 2 large onions, sliced into half moons
  4. 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch circles
  5. 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  6. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 Tbsp. cumin
  8. 1/2 Tbsp. dried thyme
  9. 1/2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  10. 1/2 Tbsp. Liquid Smoke
  11. 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  12. 1/3 cup dry red wine
  13. 2 bay leaves
  14. 1 spicy vegan sausage (such as Field Roast), chopped
  15. 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water
  1. Set the pressure cooker to "sauté" and add a splash of vegetable broth or water and the onions, carrots, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add the cumin through the black pepper and cook for another minute or so. Add the red wine and cook for another 1-2 minutes, then add the bay leaves, sausage, broth, black beans, and soy curls. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  2. Cover/close the pressure cooker and change the setting to Bean/Chile. Set the time to 30 minutes. Now, go about your business.
  3. After 30 minutes, let the cooker de-pressurize, carefully uncover and test the beans. If they are soft and falling apart a little, then the stew is done! If not, stir and crank up the pressure cooker for additional time.
  4. Serve the feijoada with chopped avocado, chopped onions, cilantro - whatever strikes your fancy.
  1. I use an Instant Pot. The settings on your pressure cooker may be a bit different.
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  2. Angela @ Canned Time

    Just got my first batch of soy curls this weekend…I’m there Girlfriend, especially with all these flavors. I haven’t used my pressure cooker since I stopped eating meat and the one I do have would double as a bathtub if you know what I mean….time to instant pot I’m thinking ?

  3. The Vegan 8

    All these flavors, wow! I have never heard of this dish but so glad to see you converted a way overly animal used dish into something beautiful and much healthier!

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