Smoky Black Beans

Smoky Black Beans

ReneeW. 2

"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."


6 h 5 m servings 277 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.5g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Drain the black beans from their soaking water and place in a slow cooker. Fill with enough fresh water to cover them. Cover and set to High.
  2. Heat bacon drippings in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender. Stir this into the beans along with the brown sugar, liquid smoke, molasses and jalapeno slices. Stir to blend, then cover and cook on High for 5 to 6 hours, or until beans are tender.


  • Note
  • Fresh jalapeno could be used but the pickled stuff is what I had on had.
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  1. 11 Ratings


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 ta...

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 bean...

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!

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.

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 ...

I eat a lot of beans and grains, and I get tired of the same old, same old cumin/curry options! This blew me away! This is my new favorite dish when I want to make something special. I didn't ...