Made this recipe again…it is so good but even better if you wait a few days before eating!
While I like beans and love using them in cooking, I hate baked beans. Something about that flavor sends me over the edge and I have tried supposedly some of the best baked beans but still can’t stand them. So when I needed to make some beans for a party, I looked for an anti-baked bean recipe. I found this one and positively love it. Try it next time you need to make some beans, maybe you will be a convert as well.
However, having done this recipe several times I have modified it to better fit my taste. Here is the modified version.
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans canellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
16 oz. frozen corn, defrosted
2 red onions, diced
2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
entire head of minced garlic but better if grated
one bunch of fresh cilantro leaves (no stems), chopped
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 TSB. honey, I use key lime flavored honey
Juice from one freshly squeezed lemon
Juice from one freshly squeezed lime
1 TSB. salt (adjust to taste)
1 TSB. freshly ground black pepper (adjust to taste)
1 TSB. cumin
1 TSB. chili powder
2 TSB. Hungarian Paprika
Combine all ingredients and let sit overnight for juices to mix. Enjoy!