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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 25.9g 8% DV; fat 2.2g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 581.2mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2014
Darin and I liked it...boys thought so so Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2015
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. Read More
(4)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2015
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. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2014
Darin and I liked it...boys thought so so Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2014
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.:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/29/2017
Too much tomatoe paste. It dominated everything. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2017
My family loved it. I used the same ingredients added a little more but they loved it I will make it again Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/05/2017
Did not like this one..Not much taste at all Read More
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