Baked Beans Mole

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 minutes


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023
My son and husband love this hearty side dish. It's 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


  • 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
  • Queso fresco, optional


  1. 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 remaining ingredients; mix well. Bake, covered, until mixture is thickened and flavors are blended, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and if desried, queso fresco.

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.