Make these rich and flavorful Chipotle Seasoned Black Beans on the stove in less than an hour! This protein-packed dish can be a tasty side dish or a filling main, perfect for tacos, burritos, or nachos.
Why This Chipotle Black Beans Recipe is So Good
- A Hearty, Flavorful Bean Dish. Beans are such a big part of my diet as a vegetarian, I'm always looking for new delicious ways to cook them. These seasoned black beans are so tasty, I make them all the time.
- Use Dry or Canned Beans. Dry beans are cheaper, but black beans are more convenient. You can use either in this easy recipe.
- Spicy, Or Not, you decide! I like my black beans to be spicy, but not too spicy. You can adjust the spice level by adjusting the number of chipotle peppers you add.
Tips and Tricks for Making Perfect Chipotle Black Beans
- You can use canned black beans in this recipe to save time. Since they're already cooked, there's no need to soak them!
- If you do want to use dry beans, start with ¾ pound of them, soaked overnight.
- You'll find chipotle peppers in adobo in cans at your grocery store. At mine, they are with the other Mexican food items.
- Be careful not to burn the garlic. When you're sauteeing minced garlic, it can burn very quickly, and burned garlic will ruin the flavor of your dish. Garlic only takes about a minute to saute, and you should be ready to pour in the adobo chiles to stop the garlic from cooking.
- The cook time in the recipe below may need to be adjusted. If you find that the beans are still too liquidy after simmering for 20 minutes, keep simmering until the sauce is nice and thick.
- You need to remove the bay leaves. They add wonderful flavor to seasoned black beans, but bay leaves are not edible. Pull them out of the pot before serving.
- The spice level of the beans is determined by how many chipotles you add. 1 pepper will be mildly spicy, while 2 will have a bit more kick.
- Don't pour the whole can of peppers into your beans! There are usually 6 or 7 peppers in a small can of chipotles in adobo sauce. Pull out only the 1 or 2 that you need and chop them up. The rest can be frozen in small bags or containers for another recipe.
What to Serve With Chipotle Seasoned Black Beans
Use seasoned black beans to make the most delicious vegan burritos! Top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, rice, or any other toppings you enjoy.
You can also make some Instant Pot brown rice, and use these beans with or without Tofu Sofritas to create filling burrito bowls.
I sometimes use leftover seasoned black beans, cold, to top salads. It's the easiest lunch to meal prep, and delicious topped with my vegan avocado dressing.
More Delicious Side Dish Recipes
- Ranch Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Carrots
- Kale Apple Slaw
- Frozen Broccoli in Air Fryer
- Picadillo Recipe
- Mexican Macaroni Salad
- Three Bean Salad
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Seasoned Black Beans
Make these rich and flavorful Seasoned Black Beans on the stove in less than an hour! This protein-packed dish can be a tasty side dish or a filling main, perfect for tacos, burritos, or nachos.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
- 1 cup yellow onion, diced (from ½ yellow onion)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-2 chipotle chili in adobo, finely chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 45 ounces canned black beans, drained and rinsed (or ¾ lb dried black beans soaked overnight)
- 2 cups vegetable broth or water
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro, for serving
- Add the olive oil to a dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent.
- Add the garlic and sauté an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently so the garlic doesn't burn.
- Add the chopped chipotle peppers in adobo, bay leaves, salt, cumin, paprika, ground black pepper and oregano. Stir to combine.
- Add the drained black beans and vegetable broth. Stir until combined.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer on low for 25-30 minutes, until the beans have become saucy and are heated through.
- Remove the bay leaves from the pot. Stir in the lime juice and serve with chopped cilantro.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 705Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 2238mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 30gSugar: 7gProtein: 39g
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