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Our Favorite Black Beans Recipe

This Black Beans Recipe tastes like authentic Mexican black beans. They’re healthy, vegan, and my kids LOVE them with rice and all the toppings! Enjoy them on Taco Night or as a side with my Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas!

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This Black Beans Recipe tastes like authentic Mexican black beans. They’re healthy, vegan, and my kids LOVE them with rice and all the toppings! Enjoy them on Taco Night or as a side with my Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas!

Ingredients

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  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced finely
  • 1 jalapeno, diced finely
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle pepper sauce (from canned chipotle peppers)
  • 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups cooked black beans (or (2) 15 oz cans, drained and rinsed three times) (*how to cook beans in the instant pot HERE, and how to cook beans in the slow cooker HERE).
  • 1 ½2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice (or ½ lime, juiced)
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Warm the olive oil over medium heat in a medium sized stock pot.
  2. Add the onion and jalapeno and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the spices and beans and 1 ½ cups water and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir and turn the heat down to a simmer and let the beans cook for about 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding the remaining ½ cup of water if the mixture becomes too thick.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the orange juice, lime juice and vinegar and stir well.
  6. Serve warm.

Keywords: Spicy citrus black beans

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