Recipes Using Black Beans

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March 9, 2015

A spoonful of barbecue black beansI found this recipe that is supposed to be a copycat of El Pollo Loco. I didn't have all the ingredients, so this is an adapted version. The beans are smoky, tangy, and a little sweet. Everyone loved them. I had to keep shooing the kids away from the fridge until it was time for dinner. They still snagged a few bites, though.


Total Time: about 2 hours, total

Yield: 6 or so


  • 1 32 oz. can black beans
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp bacon fat
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar (I had none, so used balsamic vinegar instead).
  • 2 Tbsp green chiles, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (I had none, so used smoked chipotle)


  1. Combine all ingredients. Cook on medium heat. Simmer uncovered for 1 hour 15 minutes, until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Barbecue Black Beans
  3. When you start out, there is a lot of liquid, compared to the amount of beans. But, don't worry. When the beans simmer, the liquid will reduce down. Mine reduced almost by half.
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    Barbecue Black Beans

  5. Let cool a little. The beans will thicken as they cool down.
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In a 12 inch skillet, over medium heat, place fish in chicken broth along with cumin, coriander, chili powder, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper then bring to a boil. Turn off heat, cover, and let rest 5 minutes.


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This page contains recipes for black bean soup. Soups made with black beans are often spicy and flavorful. They are common in Southwestern, Mexican, Cajun and vegetarian cooking.

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This simple recipe only calls for black beans, onion, garlic, taco seasoning, and a bit of oil. To make it easy you can just use canned beans.


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This easy chili is made with both black and red kidney beans in a savory mix of beef, peppers, onions and Mexican spices. Cook this while you are doing other things in a slow cooker for dinner whenever you want.

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These delicous black beans are served with taco fixings, like tomatoes, sour cream and cheese. Scoop them up with tortilla chips as a hearty appetizer or light dinner.

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Fudgy and moist brownies that are made more nutritious with the addition of black beans. This page contains black bean brownie recipes.

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Hummus is a delicious, low fat food. If you like hummus, you may enjoy this unique black bean version. This is a page about chick pea and black bean hummus.

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