Easy Seasoned Black Beans

Easy Seasoned Black Beans [+VIDEO]

This Seasoned Black Beans recipe is exactly what you’ve been looking for!

By utilizing canned black beans, this recipe will show you how to create a simple, flavorful, versatile black bean recipe that you can use for burrito bowls or a even a side dish.

The perfect addition to your taco Tuesday night! They’re even better than Chipotle!

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Seasoned Black Beans:

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.

Allowing the black beans time to simmer will most certainly help add to the overall flavor.

I recommend letting them cook for 25 minutes at the very least. They taste even better the next day!

Easy Seasoned Black Beans

How to Cook Seasoned Black Beans

What I love most about this recipe is how easy it is to make and the fact that it includes everyday ingredients. The first thing you’ll want to do is round up all of your ingredients.

There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a recipe only to realize that you’re missing something important!

In a medium sized pot over medium heat, sauté the diced onion and garlic in olive oil (I’m convinced that every good recipe starts this way).

Once the garlic is fragrant and the onions are translucent, add in the remaining ingredients- the canned black beans, vegetable broth, water (or more broth), all seasonings and lime juice.

Easy Seasoned Black Beans

Stir everything together in order to combine the ingredients, then increase the temperature of the eye to a high setting and bring to a low boil.

Once boiling, reduce the temperature to a medium low setting and allow the mixture to simmer for at least 25 minutes.

It’s important to give the beans time to simmer so that they are able to absorb all of the flavors of the seasonings. This is where the magic happens!

Once done simmering, use a spoon to remove the bay leaves from the Seasoned Black Beans and remove from the eye.

Top with freshly chopped cilantro and enjoy!

Check out the burrito I made below!

What to Pair with Seasoned Black Beans:

I know you’ll love this Seasoned Black Beans recipe! It’s the perfect side dish or addition to your homemade burrito bowl! Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Easy Seasoned Black Beans [+VIDEO]

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!

  17. Stephanie Compton

    5 stars
    As soon as I saw this recipe, I decided to make these for dinner. I saw that there is a recipe for cilantro lime rice. I made both for dinner and my family LOVED it! My son made a burrito with the left overs the next day! The beans are so flavorful and delicious. I added a little extra lime juice to the rice because I love lime and lemon. The rice pairs perfectly with the beans. I’m glad that I found this recipe because I have been trying to get my beans to taste like this forever. Apparently, I wasn’t using the right seasonings. No fear, because Desiree is here with the bomb recipes! Thanks, girl. You made life a little bit easier!

  18. 5 stars
    This recipe is really good, I used kidney beans 🫘 instead of black beans still great nonetheless definitely recommend this recipe and make sure yall show some love to icanyoucanvegan for more recipes like this.

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