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Vegan Brazilian Black Bean Bowls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Brazilian-inspired black bean stew is piled atop fluffy rice and served with savory tofu bacon and orange wedges to create these flavorful and hearty protein-packed vegan bowls.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Brazilian
Servings: 8
Calories: 517 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Brazilian Black Beans:
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-14 oz. cans black beans, drained (don't rinse)
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ancho chile powder
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 small bunch kale or collard greens, stemmed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • salt to taste
For the Bowls
  • 6 cups cooked rice
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 batch tofu bacon
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute more, until very fragrant.
  2. Add beans, broth, vinegar, bay leaves, paprika, ancho chile powder, coriander, thyme and pepper. Stir a few times to incorporate. Raise heat to high and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and cover. Allow to simmer 30 minutes. Uncover and add greens. Allow to simmer about 10 minutes more, until greens are fully cooked and the beans have formed a thick stew. Remove from heat and season with salt to taste. You can adjust the spices here as well if you like.
  3. Divide rice into bowls. Top with beans, tofu bacon and scallions. Serve each bowl with a couple of orange slices.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Brazilian Black Bean Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.8g15%
Saturated Fat 1.3g7%
Sodium 631mg26%
Potassium 780mg22%
Carbohydrates 87.9g29%
Fiber 15.8g63%
Sugar 10.6g12%
Protein 23g46%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.