These Copycat Chipotle Black Beans will have you making burrito bowls at your house like a pro! They’re easy to make too – just adding a few ingredients will make these beans so much tastier than black beans on their own!
I live alone – but I still made a big batch because the leftovers are great with rice, tacos, and veggies all week long! If you’re just making these to put in burritos or a burrito bowl – you could cut in half and not have leftovers.
What’s in Chipotle’s Black Beans
The ingredients are simple – but you might be surprised what all goes into them! The restaurant recipe contains black beans, pepper, bay leaf, chipotle chili powder, cumin, garlic, onion, oregano, salt and water as well as the juice from lemon & lime!
How do you make beans like Chipotle?
I decided to start with canned beans – it makes it a lot quicker and easier – which is necessary for me when I’m working two jobs! So this recipe is simple and EASY! Here’s all there is to it:
- Get out your cast iron skillet! Get it hot and add oil.
- Then add finely diced onion – saute until softened
- Add garlic and stir for 1 minute
- Add the canned beans, bay leaf, salt, cumin, pepper and oregano – bring to a boil and simmer.
- Once it cooks down a bit, add water and cook a little longer
- Top it off with lime juice and cilantro when you serve!
No – but if you like a kick – add more of the Chipotle Chili Powder!
There are 13 grams in my recipe, 22 g in theirs.
What to serve with Copycat Chipotle Black Beans?
Copycat Chipotle Black Beans
- Add oil to a large cast iron skillet on medium heat
- Once oil shimmers, add onions and cook for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally until translucent
- Add in garlic and cook 1 minute
- Add in beans, salt, cumin and oregano. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Stir every five minutes or so to make sure it's not sticking
- As liquid cooks down – add water, stir and continue cooking until thickened
- Remove the bay leaf, add in lime juice and serve