We’re halfway to a burrito bowl! So far we’ve covered Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa (Medium), Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime White Rice, Copycat Chipotle Guacamole Recipe, and now we’re going to talk about Copycat Chipotle Black Beans! To be honest, you could get a seriously delicious vegetarian bowl going just from those alone. I mean, that halfway-to-a-buritto-bowl picture does look pretty good.
It’s always a big debate in my head whether to go black or pinto, but these seem to be the most popular. The really amazing benefit about these is they don’t even take 5 minutes to make. You truly could do it in the microwave if you needed to. All you do is dump out a can of black beans, and add some magical spices. Voila!
Today, I’m reminded of my first visit to Chipotle ever. It was sometime in my sophomore year of high school, and as a true chipotle newbie, I ordered the wrong thing. Whatever it is was so spicy I could only take one bite. I don’t think I went back for months and months. Maybe even a year? But man, once I gave it another chance, and I nailed down my order my life changed. That warm tortilla…..ugh. Is it lunch time yet? The phases of my Chipotle obsession moved from burrito to tacos obsessed (weird right? who orders tacos there) and finally to burrito bowl. I just feel like you get more bang for your buck with the burrito bowl + chips for dipping. It’s easily two meals. But sadly I have not been to Chipotle since the health scares have come out, so I am eternally grateful for copycat recipes, Tostitos tortilla chips, and having enough food for a week’s worth of lunches. Amen.
- 1 can black beans, undrained
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- Dash of allspice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ⅛ tsp sugar
- Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir, about 5-10 minutes until heated through.