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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!"
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13 h 30 m servings 381 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 24.4 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 339 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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.
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  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.

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  1. 41 Ratings

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OK, I'm lazy and took a lot of shortcuts. Instead of dry beans, I used two cans of drained black beans. I also substituted a can of diced tomato and dried parsley for the fresh ingredients. I...

Most helpful critical review

Ok - but not great. Needed more flavor for my tastebuds

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OK, I'm lazy and took a lot of shortcuts. Instead of dry beans, I used two cans of drained black beans. I also substituted a can of diced tomato and dried parsley for the fresh ingredients. I...

Doubled the recipe and substituted a jar of medium salsa for the two tomatoes required (Safeway Select Roasted Tomato Salsa: EASILY the best salsa available in any supermarket!). I also added a ...

Anything with bacon grabs my attention! This is a great bean recipe. I didn't have a pressure cooker but it all turned out tasty. I soaked the beans overnight and just boiled them for an hour...

Using this recipe as more of a guide, I just winged it and eyeballed the measurements of ingredients to suit my taste, using canned black beans, drained and rinsed. When looking over the recipe ...

I surprised my brasilian boyfriend with this dish and he told me that it was almost like his mother used to prepare it. He was really impressed!!! Thank you so much!

This was very delicious!

Excellent. I kept coming back to snitch bits. Very good flavors, great compliment to chicken!

This was way good. I simplified the recipe by using canned beans and I precooked my bacon in the microwave, reserving the drippings to add to the mix. I served it over rice and served along side...

This recipe is so much better than it reads!! It deserves 10 stars. Our family loves this recipe. So fast and easy. Since I don't own a pressure cooker, I use either the crockpot or a Dutch ...