Tuesday, May 24, 2016
El Pollo Loco BBQ Black Beans
I never heard of El Pollo Loco before. We don't have one on the east end of the island and I haven't seen one in Lake City so far.
Black beans are one of my favorites so I had to try this recipe from Top Secret Recipes- Unlocked which I took out from the library.
2 15 ounce cans black bean with liquid
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup chicken broth ( used beef broth)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons bacon fat ( from 2-3 pieces of cooked bacon which I also added )
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons minced canned green chilies
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat.
2. When the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 60-75 minutes or until the beans are soft and mixture thickens.
Serve alone or over rice.
Note: Gabe ate black beans and rice in Honduras many years ago. It's one meal that he has talked about and I never found a recipe that he said was close to the Honduras beans till now . He loved this dish!
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