Friday, September 14, 2012
Ancho Maple Black Beans
I have a thing for beans. I think it's cuz one of the only things my dad ever made for dinner, when I was growing up, was beanies and winnies. He didn't make dinner often. And clearly, he wasn't much of a cook! But he was always kinda excited about the whole thing when he did have to feed us. My mom was the cook in the family!
Anyhoo, like I said, I have a thing for beans. They're one of my favorite side dishes. Here's a recipe for Ancho Maple Black Beans that really knocked my sock off!
I absolutely LOVE the flavor combination in this recipe. The sweet maple flavor with the Ancho chili powder is killer. It's almost like a "Mexican Baked Bean" kinda thing. Overall fairly sweet-just how I like baked beans. I also really like that they're a snap to make.