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Easy Vegan Feijão Tropeiro Recipe (Brazilian Beans)

This vegan Feijão Tropeiro recipe (Brazilian beans with collard greens and sausage) is a meat-free, traditional Brazilian dish. This savory dish has beans, “sausage", tofu, collard greens, and cassava flour for a creamy texture. A one-pan, 30-minute meal that’s delicious, authentic, and super easy to make!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: main dishes
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: beans, Brazilian, brazilian beans, Feijão Tropeiro, gluten free, vegan, vegan sausage
Servings: 4 -5 servings
Author: Remy


  • 5 small collard leaves
  • 1/2 small yellow onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 can pink beans roughly 16oz (you can use homemade beans/pinto beans too)
  • 1/4 pack of extra firm tofu about 4oz, crumbled
  • 6 oz vegan sausage I used soyrizo from Trader Joe's
  • 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas optional
  • 1/4 cup toasted yucca flour "farinha"
  • neutral oil of choice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • To garnish
  • parsley
  • scallions
  • fresh lime
  • Brazilian pickled chilies


  • Start by preparing your collard greens. Wash leaves well, pat dry, remove the tough spine and lay on top of each other in a pile. Roll the stack of leaves and using a very sharp knife, finely slice into strips.
  • In a large saucepan, add a touch of oil if using and crumble your vegan sausage. Add it to the pan in a small pile, then add diced onion in another small pile, beans in another, garlic in another and chickpeas. Let cook for a few minutes until aromatic, without moving the piles.
  • Using a spatula, sauté and toss all of your ingredients, cooking for a few more minutes. Add tofu, then add collard greens and using a fork, toss to distribute collards. Let cook for a few minutes, but avoid overcooking. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste if needed (the dish should be salty enough with the vegan sausage), then sprinkle yucca flour over the dish, cover the pan and let sit for a few minutes.
  • When ready to serve, garnish with fresh parsley and scallions in the center of the dish and slices of fresh lime.


Serving Tips

  • Serve your feijão tropeiro warm over a bed of rice and garnish with fresh parsley and scallions in the center of the dish and slices of fresh lime.

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover feijão tropeiro in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat and serve over fresh rice.

Swaps & Substitutions

  • If you prefer a different vegan sausage, feel free to use it.
  • You can also use JUST egg instead of the tofu, and add in vegan bacon if desired.