Easy BBQ Black Beans

Bowl of Black Beans
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
363 Calories
2g Fat
70g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 363
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 677mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 20g 70%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 987mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These barbecue black beans are just as simple to make, and they are tasty to eat. All you need are a few ingredients and a slow cooker, and you’ll have yourself a delicious side for carne asada, brisket, spare ribs, and grilled chicken. In fact, they are even delicious served all by themselves.

Give these beans a try next time you have a cookout and get ready to be pleasantly surprised.


  • 4 (15-ounce) cans black beans

  • 2/3 cup (160 milliliters) tomato juice

  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) barbecue sauce

  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) chunky medium salsa

  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) canned corn

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) cumin

  • 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 1/2 millilters) salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 1/2 milliliters) onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 1/4 milliliters) chipotle chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 1/4 milliliters) ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch allspice

  • 1/4 cup (60 milliliters) cilantro, roughly chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients, except cilantro, in the slow cooker.

  3. Turn heat on to low and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

  4. Once finished, turn to the warm setting and serve garnished with chopped cilantro and your favorite grilled and smoked meats.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • You can also top these beans with a spoonful of sour cream or plain yogurt.