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.
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.
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.
Cut the chorizo into ¼ inch slices.
Into a slow cooker, add the ham hock, chorizo, beans, beef bouillon, the puréed mixture, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste.
Let cook for 8-10 hours.
While the black beans are cooking, when you are getting ready to eat, make the rice according to package instructions.
scoop beans over rice and enjoy as a main dish or a side to steak or sausage. Enjoy!