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Baked Beans Mole

My son and husband love this hearty side dish that is quick and easy to prepare but yet so flavorful. Chocolate, chili and honey mingle to create a rich, savory flavor that's not too spicy and not too sweet. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 minutes
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/4 pound fresh chorizo, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa (medium or hot)
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 ounces chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • Minced fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large, ovenproof skillet with a lid, cook chorizo, onion, red pepper and garlic over medium heat until sausage is browned, 4-6 minutes. Add next 9 ingredients; mix well. Bake, covered, until mixture is thickened and flavors are blended, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Although this dish is great with several different types of beans, it would be equally good with just one.
  • You could add 2 to 3 cups of broth to make a festive mole chili.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2/3 cup: 284 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 989mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein.

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