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Slow Cooker Brazilian Black Beans are thick, rich, and delicious! Serve as a side or main over rice.

Slow Cooker Brazilian Black Beans Recipe with Rice

These Brazilian Black Beans, known as Feijão, are an absolutely delicious traditional dish in Brazil.  The slow cooker makes it incredibly easy and allows all of the meat, onion, cilantro, and garlic flavors to cook into the beans for a distinctive, thick, saucy, hearty dish.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Keyword black beans, brazilian recipe, faijao
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 583 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler


  • 1 lb black beans soaked overnight
  • 1 Pork/Ham hock
  • 1 lb chorizo Portuguese will be better but you can use the Spanish
  • 4-5 cups low-sodium Vegetable broth better than water
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 cube Beef Bouillon
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Onion, medium
  • 4 oz Fresh Cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup long grain white rice


  1. The night before, pick through the beans to make sure there is nothing unwanted. Add the beans to a large bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight.  When ready to cook, drain the beans.

  2. Put the garlic, onion and cilantro with 2 tbls water in a blender and purée it until all minced.  Add another tbls of water if needed.

  3. Cut the chorizo into ¼ inch slices.

  4. Into a slow cooker, add the ham hock, chorizo, beans, beef bouillon, the puréed mixture, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Cover with enough vegetable broth to cover the means, about 4-5 cups.
  6. Let cook for 8-10 hours.

  7. While the black beans are cooking, when you are getting ready to eat, make the rice according to package instructions.  

  8. scoop beans over rice and enjoy as a main dish or a side to steak or sausage.  Enjoy!