Feijao (Brazillian Black Beans)

Feijao (Brazillian Black Beans)

Tender, savory and succulent, these vegetarian black beans are a daily staple in Brazil and never fail to satisfy.

Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (9)

  • 1 lb Dried Black Beans
  • 2 Dried Bay Leaves
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • ¼ cup Chopped Garlic
  • 2 Green Onions
  • ¼ cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¾ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Place beans in a slow cooker set on HIGH. Add boiling water to cover beans by at least 3 or 4 inches, and add bay leaves. Cook, covered, about 1 hour and 15 minutes, then reduce heat to LOW. Cook, covered, until very soft, about 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding more water if needed. Reserve both cooked beans and their liquid.
  2. Heat oil in a large, deep sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook slowly, stirring often, until soft and golden brown, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and remaining ingredients. Sauté about 1 minute.
  3. Add onion mixture to beans in the slow cooker; stir well. Set temperature to very LOW and let beans cook 1 hour.