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Spicy Black Beans

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Cuisine: Southwestern


This simple and Spicy Black Beans recipe is flavorful and easy.  It makes for a perfect side dish to accompany all your Southwestern dishes.  Whole Food Plant Based, oil free, refined sugar free, no processed ingredients to minimally processed ingredients, and gluten free!


  • 215 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon Chipotle Spices
  • 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Dash of freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

Optional toppings:

  • Chopped green onions
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Add the dry spices in a small bowl, stir to incorporate. Set aside.
  2. Drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans.
  3. In a medium sized sauce pan, add the beans, dry spices and water. Gently stir to incorporate.
  4. Cook over medium low heat for 7 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Enjoy as a delicious side dish or incorporate into your favorite Southwestern dishes.