Chipotle Spiced Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Posted in response to a recipe request. Sound yummy to me; I'll be trying them soon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until onion is tender and lightly browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, uncovered.
  3. Serve topped with crumbled Mexican Cheese, Queso Blanco, and sliced green onion or maybe even a dollop of Pico de Gallo.
  4. NOTE: If you prefer the beans to be milder, saute some chopped bell pepper with the onion and garlic and leave out the red pepper flakes; the Chipotle Peppers add a little heat, but also some yummy smokiness.


Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this recipe. As each chipotle can have its own level of heat, I would recommend testing before adding the additional pepper flakes. In my case, one chipotle was mild, the other was 5 alarm (both coming from the same can) so I omitted the additional chili flakes. I served this as a side to fajitas, and the leftovers made a perfect burrito filling the next day. Thank you Impera Magna for sharing the recipe.

BonnieZ March 18, 2008

These beans were very spicy, with a good rich flavor from the chipotles. Nice way to dress up canned beans.

Ginny Sue July 14, 2007

I botched this when I first made it. I misread and put in way too much chiptle. It was so, so spicy we couldn't eat it, but we kind of got a hint of good flavor under all the burning when we tried, so I tried making this again, but left out the chipotle and mixed in the leftovers when I added the beans. Luckily I needed a dish to take to a potluck, so it didn't matter that I needed to quadruple the rest of the recipe to even out the chiles. It didn't get completely eaten up, but everyone who tried it liked it. I would make this one again sometime. Thanks for sharing.

littleturtle April 08, 2007

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