I’ve been experimenting with my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. For some reason I bought several pounds of black beans from a co-op so Brazilian Black Beans seemed like a good thing to try. I made this Monday night and we loved it. It made enough for dinner, a couple of lunches (with rice) and I still had a couple of cups left which I’ve been eating for lunch sans rice.
Please excuse the terrible photo. I forgot to take one Monday night with the rice so this is what I had for lunch. That’s a dollop of sour cream on top.
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Brazilian Black Beans
Start beans in the Instant Pot and rice in a rice cooker. In less than an hour you’ll have an incredibly tasty dinner. And healthy, too!
- 8 slices of bacon, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 cups of chicken broth (may substitute vegetable broth)
- 1 cup of water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound of dry black beans, washed and picked over
- Heat pressure cooker until hot on sauté setting.
- Cook bacon until lightly browned and starting to get crisp on the edges.
- Add onion and cook about 3 minutes
- Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds while stirring to prevent burning.
- Add beans, broth and water.
- Add seasonings.
- Stir well, secure lid and cook on high for 40 minutes.
- Release steam, smash some of the beans against the side of the pot to thicken the liquid.
- Taste and add more seasoning if desired.
- Serve over hot, cooked rice.
Recipe based upon this one: The Best Brazilian Style Black Beans and Rice