Thursday, October 14, 2010

80--- BBQ Black Beans

Black beans-- nature's magic fruit (yes, from the rhyme). They can take on so many personalities! These have a BBQ sass to them.

Black beans are full of fiber AND antioxidants! They also contain a bunch of protein! If you use canned black beans, rinse them before using! Note: I used BBQ sauce from a jar, which can be not-so-healthy. I will be making my own in the near future and I will post my best recipe. Until then, I like Annie's (organic)-- look at the ingredients of yours and make sure that yours doesn't include high fructose corn syrup in the top 10 ingredients, and look for less than 300mg sodium per serving.

BBQ Black Beans
Serves 6

2 lbs black beans (two 15oz cans)

1 tsp Canola oil
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 white onion, diced
1 cup BBQ sauce of your choice (choose wisely please!)
1 garlic clove, pressed and minced
2 Tbsp yellow mustard
2 Tbsp canned chipolte chiles in adobo sauce
1/4 tsp liquid smoke

In a sauce pan heat oil and saute onion, pepper and garlic; cook until tender. Mix in all remaining ingredients. Heat until bubbling (~20 to 30 minutes).
Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup serving: 148 calories, 1 g fat, 7 g protein, 30 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber


  1. If using canned black beans, do you drain the beans? Thanks for all the great recipes!

  2. Yes, you will want to drain the beans if you use canned! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I make these beans all the time. We love them!