Thursday, February 10, 2011

El Pollo Loco® BBQ Black Beans

Ok, these were the BEST baked beans I have ever had. We loved them--better than the doctored up Bushes baked beans. I told Jenna to try this in the crockpot in her dorm room. I will send her back with some brown sugar, green chilies and a can opener. They smelled wonderful while cooking.

El Pollo Loco® BBQ Black Beans

2 15-ounce cans black beans (with liquid)
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 pieces of bacon, cut into very small pieces
3 tablespoons bacon fat
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons minced canned green chilies
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cut bacon across the short side into small pieces and fry. You can also cook bacon pieces, drain and cool, and crumble cooked bacon into very small pieces. Reserve the drippings.

Combine dripping and small cooked pieces of bacon with remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the mixture just begins reach a boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 60 to 75 minutes, or until the beans are soft and the mixture thickens.

Makes 3 cups

1 comment:

  1. I've made these beans MANY times with great success.....However, I make them vegan by eliminating the bacon, adding olive oil, and using veg broth. Now I'm wondering if I can make them even healthier by substituting the sugar for applesauce. I'm going to give it a try!