Course Entrees, lunch
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Beans
Specialty Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Recipe Contributed By Cozy Peach Kitchen

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Smoky Black Bean Bowls

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 1 can black beans (15oz), drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 chipotle peppers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce from the can of chipotle peppers
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice and zest from one small lime


  • Heat a medium pot over medium heat. Drizzle with oil. Once hot, add the diced onion and salt. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the chopped chili peppers and adobo sauce.
  • Sauté for just 1 to 2 minutes, then stir in the chili powder, cocoa powder, garlic powder, and cinnamon. Toast for 30 seconds, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce to a very gentle simmer over low heat. Cover and simmer for at least 15 minutes, or until the other meal components are ready.
  • Stir in the lime juice and lime zest just before serving.