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Chipotle Black Beans Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Chipotle Black Beans Recipe are made with black beans, olive oil, onion, garlic, chipotle, bay leaves, limes and cilantro. 


  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Lime juice, to taste
  • Garnish:
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Optional: serve with white rice


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high. When the oil shimmers add the onion and cook until the onion is caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, crushed chipotle, cumin and oregano and cook for 1 minute. Add the orange juice, beans, bay leaves, 1/4 cup of water and salt and pepper as needed. 
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until all of the liquid evaporates. Turn off and remove from heat. Stir in the cilantro and add salt as needed. 
  3. Serve with lime slices, tostones, and cooked white rice!


  • Rinse and drain the beans: Rinse the canned beans thoroughly with water to remove any excess salt and starch. Drain them in a colander to remove excess water.
  • Sauté the aromatics: Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until they're soft and translucent. This will help develop their flavor and enhance the taste of the beans.
  • Don't overcook the beans: Cook the beans until they're tender but not mushy. Overcooking the beans can make them too soft and affect their texture.
  • Adjust the seasoning: Taste the beans as they cook and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more salt, chili powder, or other spices to suit your taste preferences.
  • Add acid at the end: Add a splash of lime juice or vinegar to the beans at the end of cooking to brighten the flavor and balance out the sweetness.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Carribean


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 227
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Fat: 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.8 g
  • Fiber: 15 g
  • Protein: 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg