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Chipotle Black Beans

Chipotle Black Beans Recipe Copycat

Chipotle Black Beans is one of the most popular dishes of the restaurant and in this recipe, we will recreate that in a simple but tasty Mexican dish!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chipotle Black Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings as a side dish
Calories 236kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound dried black beans rinsed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or more
  • 6 cups water or more as needed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste


  • Chopped parsley


  • Rinse the beans, sort and discard any that seem bad.
  • Place a large Dutch oven or large stock pot over medium heat, add oil and bring to a shimmer.
  • Add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, stir and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the black beans, cumin, dried parsley, oregano, bay leaves, and stir to combine. Add enough water to cover the beans.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low, simmer until beans are tender, about 2 hours. Add more water as needed if the beans are not covered.
  • Once done, remove from heat and discard bay leaves.
  • Add the lime juice, add paprika and chili powder, stir to combine. Taste and adjust for salt and spiciness.
  • Serve over rice with lime wedges.



Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 871mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3.2mg