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'Anything Goes' Easy Black Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

'Anything Goes' Easy Black Beans

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"Quick, healthy, and tastes good. Top with sour cream, if you like. Serve over rice or let it stand alone. You can also add just about anything else to this, that's why it's 'anything goes.' Add browned ground beef or turkey for a meaty, almost chili-like main dish. Garnish with diced hard-boiled eggs. Add chopped olives. Sometimes, I add cooked peas. I love the leftovers with scrambled eggs for breakfast; it's great the second day and in tortillas for lunch."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Stir black beans, 1 cup chicken broth, tomato paste, and cumin together in a heavy pot over low heat; cook at a simmer until hot, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion, green bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper in hot oil until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes; add garlic and continue cooking just until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to the pot with the beans and stir.
  3. Stir sugar into the bean mixture, adding more chicken broth if you want more liquid in the final product; season with hot sauce and continue cooking at a simmer until the vegetables impart a savory flavor to the broth, 10 to 15 minutes.
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Feb 20, 2015

Anything Goes Black Beans Haiku: "This wasn't for us. Beans were lost in other stuff. Guess I'm glad we tried!" We ate Goya's AR recipe for black beans last week so I guess we were spoiled from how fantastic they were, but this particular recipe just didn't make our tastebuds jig. First thing that was "off" was the addition of tomato paste, along w/ the copious amounts of bell pepper and onion that drowned out the beans, which were the main "guts" of this side dish. We had to add more than a dash of Chipotle Tabasco when we served it (at least to my husband and I's plate) and our daughter insisted on melting lots of cheese on top of hers.

Aug 05, 2014

Darin and I liked it...boys thought so so


3 Ratings

Apr 23, 2014

Delicious! I liked how these were different from the usual way that I prepare black beans. I kept them thicker, and served them as a side to 'Chipotle Beef Tostadas' from this site. We gobbled these up, and hubby asked to take the leftovers to work tomorrow, which makes these a keeper in my book~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)


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  • Calories
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 701 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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