Spicy Black Beans Recipe

This Spicy Black Beans Recipe turns an inexpensive bag of dried beans into a large bowl of super flavorful and creamy black beans. Makes a great side dish for any Mexican meal.

Spicy Black Beans

Top with red onion, pickled jalapeno slices, cilantro, and a little cotija cheese and you’ll swear you never tasted black beans so good. Since beans by themselves are very bland, I think they are an ideal food for making really spicy.

These beans get heat from a couple of sources. There’s 3 diced jalapeno peppers, some chili powder and chipotle TABASCO Sauce. If you haven’t tried Chipotle TABASCO Sauce, try it. It is by far my favorite flavor of TABASCO Sauce. I almost can’t eat scrambled eggs without it. What I love about it is it has a wonderful smokey flavor and it is less spicy than regular TABASCO. That means wou can add a whole lot more without it getting flaming hot.  🙂

From Scatch Spicy Black Beans

 

Naturally, a chipotle-flavored hot sauce goes fantastically with anything Mexican. If you don’t have Chipotle TABASCO Sauce, I would use Cholula hot sauce and a chipotle chili powder so you at least get some of the smokey chipotle flavor.

From Scracth Spicy Black Beans

 

You will need to plan ahead to soak the beans for 8 hours. Then they will slow cook for 2 1/2 hours during which they break down some and turn the cooking liquid into a thick gravy. So good!

From Scratch Spicy Black Beans

These Spicy Black Beans will make a great side to any Mexican meal. They go great with quesadillas, tacos, and burritos!

Try These Other Mexican Sides:

  • Mexican Coleslaw
  • Mexican Rice
  • Mexican Chorizo Rice
Spicy Black Beans

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Spicy Black Beans

This Spicy Black Beans Recipe turns an inexpensive bag of dried beans into a large bowl of super flavorful and creamy black beans. Makes a great side dish for any Mexican meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Keyword dried beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Soak the Beans 8 hours
Servings 8
Calories 212kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth
  • 1 sweet or yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 diced jalapenos
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • lime juice
  • sliced red onion, pickled jalapenos, and crumbled Cotija cheese for serving

Instructions

  • Place black beans in a large bowl and cover with 2 inches of water. Let soak for 8 hours. Drain.
  • Combine drained beans, chicken broth, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, chili powder, bay leaf, and Tabasco sauce in a Dutch oven.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Uncover and simmer for another 30 minutes. Add a little water if they get too thick before the beans are tender.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and add lime juice.
  • Serve with red onion, pickled jalapenos, and crumbled cotija cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal

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