These copycat Chipotle Black Beans are easy to make, inexpensive, and healthy! Add to burritos and salads or serve with rice for a tasty vegetarian meal.
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Chipotle Black Beans Recipe (Copycat)

These copycat Chipotle Black Beans are easy to make, inexpensive, and healthy! Add to burritos and salads or serve with rice for a tasty vegetarian meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 133kcal
Author Meggan Hill

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or rice bran oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound dried black beans rinsed and sorted
  • 2 chipotle chilies plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (see notes)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups water (enough to cover beans)
  • fresh lemon juice to taste
  • fresh lime juice to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add beans, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, cumin, oregano, and bay leaf. Add enough water to cover and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 2 hours. 
  • Remove from heat. Remove chipotle chilies if desired and bay leaf. Stir in lemon and lime juices, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

You can use either Italian or Mexican oregano. They have different flavors (Mexican oregano tastes more like marjoram) but both taste great in this recipe. Feel free to use whatever you have.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal