A delicious copycat version of Cafe Rio’s Black Beans. The perfect side dish for any Mexican meal, BBQ, and more!
dmittedly, I’m not a huge fan of beans. Forrest is the opposite and could probably eat some kind of bean with each meal! But, I do love this recipe for baked beans. There is so much flavor packed into each bite. Jack especially loves these — we had quite a few leftover after our party, and he’s been having them for lunch every day.
And if you aren’t a big fan of tomatoes, don’t let the fact that you use tomato juice deter you from making these. The tomato flavor is very subtle, and just adds a little bit of sweetness and acidity to the recipe.
Cafe Rio Black Beans
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Cans of beans drained or with liquid? Thanks…
With liquid 🙂
We always drain them 🙂
Lewis Shankle Sr. says
What size cans of black beans do you use.
Just a standard sized can — 15 ounces 🙂
1 can or 6 or 7? Did you mean 1 pound or 6 or 7 cans? firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Clark says
If you are making the portion for 6-8 people, use 2 cans. If you are making the one for 30-40, use 6-7 cans 🙂