Chipotle Style Black Beans

When I make Mexican themed dinners, I love to add Mexican rice and beans on the side. A few weeks ago, as I was purchasing yet another can of black beans, I got to thinking about how easy it seems to make them from scratch. I saw a bag of the beans on sale for $1, whereas the small can of beans was $1.50. I purchased a bag and decided to play around with the recipe a bit after reading through a few I found on Pinterest. Since I have three small kids, and they want absolutely nothing to do with spicy food, I needed to be careful with my amounts of seasoning. After playing around with it a bit, these turned out amazing!! It made a lot, so we were able to add the beans into burritos the next night for yet another dinner. The possibilities are endless with these! If you want a bit more kick, or no kick at all, play around with spices until you reach the perfect combination for yourself!! These are something I will definitely be making again!



  • 1 lb bag of black beans
  • 3/4 onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Dash or two of ground Chipotle Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Salt, to taste…..don’t skimp on this part since the beans definitely need salt, 🙂



  1. Soak the black beans overnight, or use the quick soak method on the back of the bag.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans a few times.
  3. Place the beans in your slow cooker, followed by the onion, garlic, bay leaf, chipotle pepper, and ground black pepper.
  4. Add enough water to cover the beans by 1/2″.
  5. Place lid on slow cooker and allow to cook for on high for about 8 hours, or until tender.
  6. Season with salt to taste. Serve with or without the water depending on how you prefer them!!





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