Recipe by Robin B.
"These are famous in my family, and I always get asked for the recipe. Serve with rice or in tacos for a yummy and healthy meal!"
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extra virgin olive oil
red onion, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can
diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
chopped fresh cilantro
1 (15 ounce) can
i thought this was so unusual and really good. i gave the recipe 4 stars because i thought 3T sugar would be over-the-top sweet, and i think i was right. i cut the sugar back to 2T which was really good, but i acually think 1T would be the perfect amt. i only used abt. half the onion called for b/c that's all i had, but that worked just fine. i was worried that the beans would get mushy after cooking for so long, but they held up just fine. the title sums up exactly what this dish tastes like, so if sweet and spicy is not your bag, you best move on ;-)
If I had left out the cayenne and the 3 T. of sugar, this might have been a good side dish. As written, however, and even though I cut WAY back on the cayenne, this was a strange combination of sugary sweet and fiery hot that just didn't work.
We make this dish a couple of times per month. Very simple and very flavorful. Ingredients are always on hand. Sometimes we serves over a cooked bag of Success Brown Rice though it's fine alone too.
I loved this recipe. I used a can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes and threw it a 4-oz. can of mild diced green chilis because that's what I on hand. I also skipped the cilantro because I don't like cilantro. The only change I'd make is to use a 1/2 t. of cayenne pepper next time because it was just a tad too hot for my taste. But the dish has a wonderful flavor. 1 serving over 1/2 cup brown rice, with a green salad on the side, was perfect.
I made this for a barbeque and got raves from my friends. They still request that I make these again! Next time I will try brown sugar instead of white sugar.
I liked the concept of the sweet/spicy flavors, but this was just much too spicy for me, and I even cut back on the cayenne pepper. My husband liked it better, though it did make him break out into a sweat!
My husband just loved this "different" recipe - truly a good combination of sweet and spicy! I mixed it with cooked rice, and served it with mexican meatloaf. It was a hit!
I would have rated this recipe a "5" for everything except the amount of sweet and spicy... I would never add as much sugar and as much cayenne to this as called for. Simmering uncovered for about half the time was enough to evaporate the liquid and leave a nice thick sauce around the beans. This was delicious served with rice cooked in chicken broth. My favorite black beans and rice recipe...use Rotel tomatoes with cilantro and lime juice!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Robin's Sweet and Spicy Black Beans
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 100
** Calories from Fat: 33
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