Easy Seasoned Black Beans

Easy Seasoned Black Beans

If you’ve been plant-based or vegan for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve grown familiar with beans. Most likely black beans. I’ve been longing to make some Chipotle style black beans and the time has finally come! These seasoned black beans are LEGIT. So flavorful and versatile!

Easy Seasoned Black Beans

How to Season Black Beans Like Chipotle

Like any good dish, you gotta have the right seasonings to make it legit. Luckily, for this recipe, you’ll just need a few basic seasonings you probably already have. Dried bay leaves, sea salt, black pepper, oregano, cumin, and chili powder. The other ingredients are also pretty common. For this recipe, the more you let it simmer, the more flavorful the black beans will be. At the very least, let them cook for 25 minutes. They taste even better the next day!

Easy Seasoned Black Beans

Vegan Seasoned Black Beans

Don’t you hate it when you go to a restaurant and find out that they season their beans with meat? I HATE THAT! For the life of me, I could never understand why restaurants do this. Especially when it’s possible to create amazing flavor without it. Lucky for you, you’ve found this recipe. All the flavor and no meat!

Easy Seasoned Black Beans

How to Cook Seasoned Black Beans

What I love most about this recipe is how easy it is to make. The recipe includes everyday ingredients. You’ll start by sautéing the onion and garlic (I’m convinced that every good recipe starts this way), then adding in the remaining ingredients. It’s important to give the black beans time to absorb the seasonings.

I love these black beans because they’re so versatile. Check out the burrito I made below!

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I know you’ll love this recipe! It’s the perfect side dish (or main if that’s your thing), plus they’re super versatile! Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Seasoned Black Beans

This seasoned black beans recipe is the BEST! Learn how to season black beans like Chipotle. This recipe is so versatile!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Black Beans
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 4



  • Heat pot to medium temperature and add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • While the oil is heating up, measure out the seasonings and place in small dish so that they can be added all at once.
  • Once warm, add the diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add in the drained black beans along with the vegetable broth, water, seasonings, and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then let simmer for at least 25 minutes.
  • Once finished, remove the bay leaves and serve alongside your favorite meal or pair with rice. Garnish with cilantro (optional). Enjoy!
Vegan Seasoned Black Beans


  1. 5 stars
    Black beans are seriously my fave! These are perfect! Such good flavor.



  2. 5 stars
    I love black beans, but mine always have meat. I’m going to make these for my vegan friends.

  3. Christy Hoover

    5 stars
    I recently got into black beans and have been in love ever since. It is so filling and this recipe is amazing!

  4. 5 stars
    I love black beans and you have given me a new recipe!! 😋

  5. 5 stars! So flavorful! So simple! A big hit alone or with other food!

  6. 5 stars
    Love all the flavors in these beans. They are perfect over rice!

  7. 5 stars
    These with your cilantro lime rice… AMAZING! The flavor made me hit a little dance while I ate!

  8. Brittany R.

    5 stars
    Made these with your Cilantro Lime Rice like u suggested. PERFECTION! So good! Will make again.

  9. 5 stars
    I made these black beans to serve along with Desirée‘s dirty rice recipe and everything was really delicious! The flavor of the beans were incredible. Will be making again!

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  11. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this recipe!! Tasty and versatile, so I plan to use it with alongside other yummy recipes from I Can You Can Vegan 😊

  12. 4 stars
    Made these today for lunch and they were a huge hit! So much flavor! Thank you for the awesome recipe! Ps.. my husband says thank you!

  13. 5 stars
    I love that everything I needed was in the pantry. Quick and easy to create with so much flavour. Paired it with your cilantro lime rice and lunches are done for the work week. Thank you!!

  14. 5 stars
    These beans are amazing! I was worried the beans would need more flavor once the cooked down but they are perfect! Usually I follow a recipe the first time so I know what I need to tweak the next time but you really can follow the recipe and you don’t need to ask any modifications.

  15. Sarah Paredes

    5 stars
    So easy and delicious! I added a whole chopped green bell pepper in with the onion and it was perfect! The recipe made enough for my family of 7.

  16. 5 stars
    Loved this dish! Easy, tasty…especially good for someone who is not a big fan of beans (me) so this will definitely be my new go-to recipe!

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