Robin's Sweet and Spicy Black Beans

Robin's Sweet and Spicy Black Beans

Robin B. 6

"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!"


1 h 30 m servings 100 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.7 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 17g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 413 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook about 2 minutes; then stir in garlic, and cook until onion is soft and translucent. Stir in tomatoes, cilantro, and sugar. Season with cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, and ground cinnamon. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir in black beans, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 1 hour or longer.
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  1. 43 Ratings


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 ...

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 r...

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 ...

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'...

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 i...

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 ab...

I followed the directions exactly and these just were not for us. The sugar was all we tasted. I probably would not try these again even with less sugar.