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!

Featured 5/29/16 on Over the Moon Link Party


  1. Woo hoo! A happy husband raving about a new recipe is always a GOOD thing! I bet Bob would like these too.

  2. Wow......this sounds like my kind of recipe. I am going to copy this out right now and make it this week. I love beans, and the rest of the ingredients sound great to me. Thanks Linda, a recipe I need to make.

    1. It's easy and good.Let me know what you think.

  3. I need to try this . I love beans. Thanks Linda..

  4. Oh yum! I know my family would love these! Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories!

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

      See you at the party :-)

  5. Thank you for sharing at #RecipeSharingParty. Pinned and yummed.

  6. So yummy! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home.


  7. Thanks for sharing it! I love coming back to your blog each week. I grew up on Long Island and it's always fun to see what you are writing about. Thanks for dropping by the party this week! #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you so much! It really means a lot to me that you take time to visit my little spot on the web.


  8. Thanks for sharing at Let's Get Real Friday Party.

  9. El Pollo Loco is the bomb!! They are all over the west coast (California)...I miss them now that I'm in Kansas!! Looks like a great recipe...I love black beans too!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!