Recipe by ReneeW.
"My daughter and I love the black beans found at a popular fast food chicken restaurant, but I could not find a recipe for that particular taste. I think I came pretty close with this one. A little spicy, a little sweet but oh, so good!!! These beans go great with almost any meat but are especially good with grilled chicken."
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dry black beans, soaked overnight
hickory-flavored liquid smoke
packed brown sugar
pickled jalapeno peppers
Excellent recipe! Very easy to make and tastes delicious. The "smokey" flavor sets this dish off wonderfully. I made two small modifications because of my personal preferences -- I eased up a tad on the jalepenos and used soy bacon bits. I would never have thought to add the molasses and brown sugar, but they rounded the dish off nicely, giving the beans a more mellow flavor. This is a new favorite!
I don't really care for black beans, but Husband loves them, and he didn't like this at all. The sweet/spicy/smokey flavors just don't work. I ended up throwing most of it away. Thanks anyway.
Instead of pickled jalapeno peppers, I used a 4 oz. can of diced jalapeno peppers and it was great.
I make this recipe regularly but I rarely have the forethought to pre-soak beans.. so I just use canned black beans. It's very good!
I like the flavor of this recipe a lot, though it surprised me as I guess I was expecting something a little more southwest and it reminds me instead of Boston Baked Beans, only with turtle beans. For my own preferences I cut the sugar back to a tablespoon and added chipotle en adobo and a flick of fresh chopped cilantro. I'm sure it is great over chicken but, it is also wonderful with vegetarian protein substitutes like quorn.
These are great! My husband AND kids like them. I sometimes make them without the bacon and less br. sugar and they are still really good!
Very good base recipe- I used less sugar added fresh garlic, chopped bacon not really patted dry after frying instead if grease
We found that this recipe lacked something in taste and ended up dumping in a very large can of baked beans to give it more flavor. We also had to add a cup of water (possibly because we're at high elevation?), so not sure if that diluted what flavor was supposed to be there; but we probably would not make this again in the future, especially using dried beans.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Smoky Black Beans
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 39
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