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Smokey Black Beans


These beans are a great way to spice up some plain grilled chicken.  Chipotles in adobo are possibly my favorite spice ingredient – chipotles are smoked jalapenos and adobo is a blend of various spices and seasonings such as paprika, oregano, garlic, salt and vinegar, originally used as a preservative.  A little goes a long way here so I recommend starting slow (maybe 1/2 a chipotle or even just some of the adobo sauce), you can always add heat in later.

Smokey Black Beans

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  1. 2 cans black beans

  2. 1 chipotle in adobo, plus a little of the sauce (depending on your spiciness threshold)

  3. 1 8oz can tomato sauce (crushed tomatoes work just as well)

  4. 2 tsp salt

  5. 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat up a sauté pan and add in everything except the black beans. Let simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring often as tomatoes can burn easily.

  2. Pour into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Drain and rinse the beans, place the sauté pan over medium heat and add everything, stirring to coat the beans in the chipotle-tomato mixture. Again, keep an eye on this, stirring often for another 15 minutes.

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