Monday, November 26, 2012

BBQ Spicy Frank And Black Beans

BBQ Spicy Frank and Beans (black beans) .  It can be made just as tasty without the franks:)
Vegetarian is good.
If you like the sweet taste of pork and beans, then I think you will really like this simple recipe of BBQ Spicy Frank & Beans made with black beans, aka Hot Dog & Bean Soup.  You can always leave out the spicy, or the franks for that matter.  Then it's just a tasty Vegetarian Black Bean Soup. It is a high protein soup made on a poor mans budget.  My mom always called these money saving meals, "Poor Mans Food".  However, I find it ironic because my mama's "poor mans food" was rich in flavor and nutrition. Anyway this meal cost me about $2.00, and serves 4 bowls.  All it takes is a few ingredients.  This is what I used.


  • Black beans 2 cups cooked (soak uncooked beans for 18-30 hours prior to cooking for optimal protein nutrition, and to remove toxic waste which causes gas.)
  • Weiners  5-6 sliced 1 inch bite size pieces
  • Tomato 1 large diced
  • Onion 1 small diced fine
  • Garlic 1 large clove
  • Water 1/4 cup
  • Tomato Ketchup 1/4 cup
  • Brown Sugar 2-4 tablespoons to taste (white sugar will work too)
  • Cayenne red pepper 1-4 teaspoons to taste (optional but its a good blood purifier)
  • Sea Salt to taste (please don't use table salt, so harmful)
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon  (Not optional, but good for gas)
  • Oil 2 tablespoons  (Make it a healthy oil)
  • Tumeric 1 teaspoon (optional but good for all that ails you:)
  • Chives 2 teaspoons (optional for topping, but good for you too)
In a medium pot heat oil, add...
  • onion, garlic, cumin, tumeric, cayenne pepper just to caramelize a little
  • Add all other ingredients, and simmer on low for 20 minutes.  This allows time for the beans and liquid to blend with the other flavors.  Serve warm and enjoy.
See, I told you it was easy.  I hope you enjoy this simple "poor mans food".  It is pretty hearty, and such a comfort food.  Feel free to share this recipe with others.  Check out my other delicious, easy, and healthy recipes here at Mary Helen's Test Kitchen.  Well that's it for now.  Goodnight and God Bless:)


Mary Helen

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