Brazilian Black Beans Recipe

Brazilian Black Beans Recipe

How To Make Brazilian Black Beans

Try these Brazilian black beans with rice to unleash the savory, earthy flavor of the beans. This dish is rich in fiber – perfect when you’re on a diet.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Rest Time: 12 hours
Total: 13 hours 45 minutes



  • 1smoked ham hock
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1lbdried black beans

For the Sofrito:

  • 1white onion,minced
  • 3clovesgarlic,chopped
  • ¾bunchparsley,chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil


  1. Soak bean overnight. Discard water.

  2. In a pressure cooker combine soaked beans, ham hock and bay leaves and add enough water to cover beans at least 3 inches, about 6 cups.

  3. Bring to a boil, then cover and lock the lid. Cook 45 minutes in a pressure cooker on medium-low heat.

  4. After 45 minutes shut heat off and wait for the pressure to come out of the pot before removing the lid.

  5. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan add oil; saute onion, garlic, and parsley on medium heat. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook until onions are translucent, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  6. Add onion mixture to the beans and cook uncovered for 20 to 30 more minutes, or until beans have a thick consistency.


  • Calories: 334.87kcal
  • Fat: 9.85g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.50g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.16g
  • Fiber: 9.41g
  • Sugar: 1.96g
  • Protein: 24.95g
  • Cholesterol: 34.54mg
  • Sodium: 469.05mg
  • Calcium: 89.66mg
  • Potassium: 1097.67mg
  • Iron: 3.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 25.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.06mg
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