Spiced Black Beans

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by chef blade

Really good and spicy bean dish that goes well with grilled beef and pork. Add a few splashes of hot sauce towards the end of cooking time.( Without the bacon, this is very good as a vegetarian dish; OR, an ounce or two of chorizo sausage can be used instead of bacon)

Top Review by Susie D

I made adaptations to the recipe by using dried black beans. I put everything into a crockpot & added 12oz of dark beer (replacing the rum), 1 t cumin, 1/2 t liquid smoke, and then added enough water to cover the beans. Cooking everything in the crockpot left it colorless so I served alongside bowls of chopped tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and rice for each person to assemble their own. The dish isn't "hot", but does have a spicy taste. There was a welcome hint of the exotic from the curry powder. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté the bacon until almost crispy, don't drain.
  2. Add vegetables, spice blend, garlic and bay leaf. Stir and simmer until veggies are tender.
  3. Add the beans, coffee, rum, curry, lime juice.
  4. Simmer until hot.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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