The Feijoada was delicious, but it was also very high in calories! We tried a vegetarian black bean soup that was just as delicious, just as filling, and much better for the waistline.

Black Bean Soup

1-2 onions, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups chicken stock
7 cups cooked black beans
2 tablespoons lemon juice or cider vinegar
2 teaspoons chili powder, optional
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
celery, carrots, green peppers if desired

Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for a while. Top each serving with chopped green onion, sour cream, and/or grated cheese. Can also serve over rice. Serves 8.