About this recipe: Seasoned black beans, salsa and red pepper partnered with chicken make a robust and spicy meal. You can make this as spicy as you like depending on the salsa you use.
Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried. This recipe would also work with tinned pinto beans.
Altered ingredient amounts. Very tasty! A great way to get a high fibre meal into a very picky family! I cut back the cumin to 1 tbsp. and at the very end of baking I topped it with some mozza cheese. Will for sure be making again. - 18 Jul 2008
Something else. This recipe is awesome. I did add some onions to the mixture and topped it with cheese the last five minutes of baking. To stop the beans from drying out I did like one other reviewer suggested, mixed the beans into the salsa mixture. Served with brown rice. Also had it on a warm tortilla. Will definetly make again. - 18 Jul 2008
This was lovely - my husband gave it a 5. I used 1 tin kidney beans and 1 tin pinto (local supermarkets did not have black beans) and this was fine - particularly recommend the kidney beans. Next time I will add a red onion as well as pepper. I may try with tinned tomatoes instead of salsa (I find bought salsa a bit sugary) with fajita spice mix (e.g discovery. Will become a regular in our house though - 11 Dec 2011