Fast & Easy Copycat Chipotle Black Beans **VIDEO**
June 11, 2017 21 Comments
Like all the healthy foodies, I make my food from scratch unless I don’t.
My time (mother of 2, full time job) is limited so I don’t make a big deal out of using cans or frozen vegetables when I am in a rush.
Chipotle is one of my family’s favorite fast food places AND except for the sodium levels (which are atrocious) – it is pretty healthy.
I am a big fan of “copycat” recipes that save time and money and this black bean one does both. It saves A LOT of money because a burrito at Chipotle averages $7 – so if you can make it at home – awesome!
Chipotle chile pepper is a spice that you can find everywhere (I saw it at Walmart). It is spicy and smoky so start with a small amount and build up to where you like it. Included in this recipe is a reference to Mexican oregano. It is less expensive than regular oregano and is the perfect flavor for this side dish.
The sodium amount per serving is going to depend on the can of beans that you use. There are SO many to choose from that it is difficult to get an accurate number. Use no sodium beans so you don’t have to worry about it. Look at the side of the can to get an idea of the salt amount in this dish.
These copycat beans are faster than driving to Chipotle (I promise!). If you live in Chipotle these still might be faster than lining up to order.
Serve this with rice, tortillas, on a salad, over toast, with salsa, guacamole……
I included some of my favorite surf music on this video so even if the video bores you to tears – it may get you to stamp your feet.
WATCH THE VIDEO
What do you think? Will you give it a try?
Copycat Chipotle Black Beans Recipe
Makes 2 cups
1 15 ounce can black beans, with juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon chipotle chili pepper
½ teaspoon dry oregano or Mexican oregano
salt to taste
Pour can of beans into a small saucepan and add olive oil, chili pepper, and oregano. Bring to a boil and mash up about half the beans with a fork or potato masher. Eat when hot or store for later.
1/2 cup is 144 calories, 3.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 19.3 g carbohydrates, 0.9 g sugar, 7.0 g protein, 7.9 g fiber, 74 mg sodium, 1 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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