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 yellow onions chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound dried black beans rinsed and sorted
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobo whole
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian oregano
  • 6 cups water or more as needed
  • Juice of 1 lemon Added to taste
  • Juice of 1 lime Added to taste
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a Dutch oven or large stock pot over medium heat, bring olive oil to a shimmer. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the black beans, adobo sauce, chipotle chiles, bay leaves, cumin, and oregano. Stir to combine. Add enough water to cover the beans (may be more than listed in the ingredients above).
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium or medium low. Simmer until beans are tender, about 2 hours, adding more water as needed if the beans are not covered. Remove from heat. 
  • Remove bay leaves and chipotle chiles. (For an extra spicy dish, leave the chipotles in). Add the juice of half a lemon and half a lime, or add more to taste. Season with salt.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal