Black Beans and Peppers in Rum Barbecue Sauce

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Our customers love black beans, and were always trying new ways to serve them. This is a lovely combination that pairs nicely with tofu dogs cooked on the grill or pan-fried in a little olive oil.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into ½-inch ribs
  • 3 large organic


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, peppers, and soy bacon strips. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions and peppers are barely tender. Add the water and stir in the black beans, rum (if using), brown sugar, and barbecue sauce, mixing well to combine. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking, uncovered, for a