Brazilian Black Beans

Brazilian Black Beans

This is something that my husband has been requesting for a while. I think I finally perfected it!


1 lbs. black beans

2 onions, chopped 

2-3 of garlic, crushed

3-4 bay leaves

Water: 3:1 ratio of water to beans if using pressure cooker; or to cover

1 can crushed or diced tomatoes 

1 tablespoon salt, to taste

Red hot pepper flakes to taste

Optional: pepper

Optional: meat


SautΓ© onions with spices and beans, until fragrant. Add the tomatoes with the juice and water.

Stove top: bring to boil and let simmer until done. Add crushed garlic and adjust seasoning. 

In pressure cooker: 24 minutes to pressure and then released the pressure quickly by running cold water over the lid when done.

Add crushed garlic and adjust seasoning when cooked.

Crockpot. Cook on low until done. Less water is required.

Add crushed garlic and adjust seasoning when cooked.

Here are the pictures:

I served the beans with rice and taco shells. 

Everyone loved it. 

My husband happily said, “I think you finally nailed it!”

Both girls ate second helpings!



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34 thoughts on “Brazilian Black Beans

  1. Karina Pinella March 18, 2016 at 7:06 PM Reply

    Pressure cooking legumes is definitely the way to go. Black beans are so versatile and delicious too!

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  2. anotherfoodieblogger March 18, 2016 at 2:14 PM Reply

    Black beans are so good to begin with but with the spices and tomatoes I bet these are great!

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  3. Chitra Jagadish March 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM Reply

    Sounds brilliant. ..

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  4. Lynz Real Cooking March 17, 2016 at 1:41 PM Reply

    this looks so good Carol! I love black beans so this sounds really good! The bay leaves sound like a wonderful added flavor!

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  5. Osyth March 17, 2016 at 10:46 AM Reply

    I’ve become addicted to Black Beans since being here …. we don’t get them so easily in Europe … my husband will eat them any way with any thing. This looks so tasty I must try it when he gets back at the weekend πŸ™‚

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  6. eat2healthblog March 17, 2016 at 10:29 AM Reply

    Mmm, we love a good bean recipe! This sounds and looks delicious! πŸ™‚

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  7. Pan March 17, 2016 at 7:13 AM Reply

    Your pictures are great and the recipe reads delicious ! I don’t have a pressure cooker in the truck but I have a notion to try this in the convection oven at 275f loosely covered.. It will take longer but maybe not too much..

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged March 17, 2016 at 7:32 AM Reply

      That would definitely work. Is it a microwave/convection oven? If so, microwave the beans with water for 10 minutes; drain the water. Then, put everything together and convection bake it. The oven is similar to a crockpot or stovetop. Alternatively, pre soak the beans, and then they will cook faster. Canned beans would also work.🌿


      • Pan March 17, 2016 at 10:46 AM

        Its a convection toaster oven and I keep organic canned beans as a staple food.. love my beans and looking forward to trying this 😊

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      • Cooking For The Time Challenged March 17, 2016 at 10:50 AM

        It can definitely be done. If you get a chance to make it this way, please let me know how it turns out.πŸ’•

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  8. CHCooks March 17, 2016 at 5:55 AM Reply

    Really nice πŸ™‚

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  9. Parul Singhal March 17, 2016 at 2:37 AM Reply


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  10. jncthedc March 17, 2016 at 12:01 AM Reply

    When you can get children requesting second servings of fiber rich beans, you cooked a winning meal! Well done.

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  11. nancyruth March 16, 2016 at 11:45 PM Reply

    Sounds like a good meal. Pictures are nice.

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  12. Love Served Daily March 16, 2016 at 11:28 PM Reply


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  13. NickyB. March 16, 2016 at 9:53 PM Reply


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