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Saucy chipotle black beans is the insanely simple and delicious recipe that gets you to big bowls of plant-based healthy creaminess in 30 minutes or less.

Saucy Chipotle Black Beans [Vegan]



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Ingredients You Need for Saucy Chipotle Black Beans [Vegan]

  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons chipotle pepper puree (or chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 1/2 cup salsa molcajete or prepared mild salsa
  • 1 - 13 oz. (400 ml.) can coconut milk (I used the lite variety)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 3 cups cooked black beans (2 - 15 oz or 400 gm. cans), rinsed and drained
  • Salt to taste (optional)

How to Prepare Saucy Chipotle Black Beans [Vegan]

  1. Heat a pot to medium high and add the onions. Saute for about 5 minutes until they start to soften.
  2. Mix in the chipotle pepper and salsa and then add the coconut milk and maple syrup.
  3. Lower the heat and cover so the sauce simmers and thickens slightly (about 10 minutes).
  4. Add the 3 cups of black beans and heat through.
  5. Simmer further to reduce the sauce if desired.
  6. Serve in bowls with extra salsa and other garnishes or serve over rice or quinoa.


  • This dish makes a satisfying bowl of creamy black beans, but you can also simmer and reduce it further to make a dip or taco filling.
  • To reheat frozen, creamy black beans, allow them to thaw and then simmer them, covered, in a saucepan for at least 15 minutes to reduce the extra moisture.
  • Be mindful of the heat of your salsa before adding the chipotle peppers. You may want to reduce the amount of the peppers or add a bit and then more after the beans cook a bit.

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