Black Beans with Bacon


The Brazilian answer to baked beans!!! It is delicious when served as a sidedish with meat, but you can also make it a main dish and hand some rice with it!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
13 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package dry black beans

  • 2 ½ quarts water

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 tomato, cubed

  • 1 carrot, cubed

  • ½ pound bacon strips, diced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place beans in a pressure cooker with enough water to cover, and soak 12 hours, or overnight.

  2. Add 2 1/2 quarts water to the beans, or enough to fill pressure cooker about 2/3 full. Cover, and cook 30 minutes at 10 pounds pressure. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and saute the garlic and onion until tender. Stir in the tomato and carrot. Cook about 5 minutes, and mix in the bacon. Cook and stir until bacon is crisp and evenly browned.

  4. Mix the vegetable and bacon mixture into the pressure cooker with the black beans. Cover, and continue cooking approximately 10 minutes at 10 pounds pressure. Garnish with parsley, and season with salt and pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

381 Calories
24g Fat
28g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 764mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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