Brazilian black beans in the pressure cooker

    40 min

    Easy and simple Brazilian black beans recipe made in the pressure cooker, with no need for soaking. Delicious with rice or as a side to any Latin-inspired main.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 180g black beans, rinsed
    • 500ml water
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 ham stock cube
    • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place the beans, water, onion, bay leaf and crumbled stock cube in the pressure cooker. Cover and lock, then bring to pressure. Cook for 15 minutes after steam starts to escape, then remove from the heat and keep covered till the pressure has been lost.
    2. Meanwhile, fry the garlic in olive oil until golden. Open the pressure cooker and add the fried garlic. Remove the bay leaf, taste the beans and season with salt to taste. Serve hot.

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    Very tasty beans. The ham flavor really sets this apart from other recipes. I had already soaked my beans overnight, and, even though I doubled the recipe, I still used my pressure cooker for 15 minutes. The beans were cooked just right, not overcooked-meaning they were soft enough to eat, but intact and held up to the sautéing at the end. I drained the liquid before adding the oil and garlic, but reserved it for future recipes. I ended up freezing the leftovers as these would be good as a side on their own or even as an addition to other recipes. Thank you for sharing this with us.  -  23 Apr 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Should cook between 20 and 25 minutes.  -  05 Sep 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)