Who wouldn't love chicken in breadcrumbs with this really intense side of SMOKY BBQ BEANS.
The beans added that little kick which chicken often needs because it can be so bland.
The side dish was quick and easy to prepare and there was enough to feed an army! So if you're having a party, this will prove very economical (and sought after). We're not sure what we enjoyed the most …. the beans or the chicken. You tell us.
The beans are very low in calories and certainly complimented the rest of the meal. As a side dish this will easily serve four to six guests - here's the recipe:
SMOKY BBQ BEANS
400g (large) tin of pinto beans
one tsp smoked paprika
one tsp cumin
2 small cloves garlic
2 teaspoons soy sauce
a glug of tomato ketchup
half teaspoon of black pepper & salt
couple of tablespoons of water
Lightly fry the chopped onion until softened then add the garlic and fry for a couple of minutes (do not let the garlic burn).
Add the onion and garlic to the rest of the ingredients (except the water) and blend. After blending add a little water if you think the sauce is too thick.
Heat the pinto beans through in water - follow the instructions on the tin.
Drain the beans then add to the BBQ sauce.
EAT the food you love - like we do. It may just stop you snacking and craving!
Do you know how many calories you can eat each day?
Here's a link to our very first blog post about our weight loss journey, which we began in January 2011. We started this blog as a way of recording what we ate while losing weight. The blog is a food diary, and contains lots of recipes, tips and ideas about losing weight.
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