More than likely you've had a tough week leading up to your three day weekend.
And if you're going to a 4th of July cookout you'll want to bring something and that can't make your week even tougher. But there are lots of side dishes to bring that provide a small time committment that will get you to your cookout and leave you with plenty of time to take advantage of that three-day weekend.
Enter Baked Beans. Everyone knows them as the concoction you get from out of a can but the slightest variation can provide a different take on this classic in a short amount of time. In this recipe I used black beans (something different) and added Sriacha for a little kick and brown sugar to sweeten the deal. And it takes very little time. So bring this dish to your cookout and enjoy the extra time so you can relax from a hectic week.
Its a three day weekend - and with so few of them left you will be glad you enjoyed it.
Black Beans with a Kick
2 cans of black beans
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp Sriacha
1 red pepper diced
In a sauce pan add 2 cans of drained black beans, brown sugar, salt and Sriacha. Cook on medium on simmer for 20 minutes. Take a potato masher and lighty mash the beans. Cook for another 10 minutes until thick. Add diced red pepper.