These chipotle pinto beans could not be any easier or faster. With five ingredients, this side dish takes only 10 minutes to make. It's vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, and low-fat.
What you need to make these fast and easy beans
- Pinto beans (canned with no salt added or low sodium)
- Chipotle powder
How to prepare these chipotle pinto beans
Preheat a small or medium pot over medium heat. Add a few tablespoons of water, minced garlic, chipotle powder, and ground cumin. Stir and cook for 30 to 45 seconds until fragrant.
Add a can of no salt added (or low sodium) pinto beans with liquids to the pot. Stir well and continue to cook uncovered over medium heat for about 6 to 8 minutes. Add fresh lime juice. Stir again and salt to taste.
Enjoy these beans on their own or with rice. We recommend toppings for these beans with diced red onion and fresh cilantro.
These beans keep well in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to four days. These beans are also freezer-friendly for up to four months, making them great for meal prep.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and protein, and they're low in fat—making it easy on the waistline. Pinto beans are a rich source of folate, thiamin, Vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. This nutrient-dense food is not only good for your health, but it's also easy on the wallet. This pinto bean recipe is exceptionally healthy because it only includes whole plant food ingredients—namely, garlic, spices, and fresh lime juice.
Absolutely! We love dried beans. However, it will take longer than the 10 minutes in this recipe to cook the dried beans. Plan on about 40 minutes if using an InstantPot to cook dried beans or longer if using a slow cooker or making your beans on the stovetop.
They're both great beans! The macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fats) between both beans are similar. However, pinto beans have a higher amount of antioxidants than black beans. Eating various beans is an excellent way to mix up your meal routine because there are different nutrients and compounds in different types of beans. Eating a variety of beans and other whole plant foods is good for our gut health too. Pick up a copy of the Fiber Fueled book to learn more about the power of plants on gut health.
Other Bean Recipes
Want more ways to add more beans to your life? Check out these delicious healthy recipes:
- Easy Cuban Black Beans
- Veggie Chili
- North African Chickpea Soup
- Refried Beans (NO-OIL)
- White Bean and Kale Soup
- 7-Minute Black Bean Soup
We hope you love these chipotle pinto beans as much as we do. Please rate and leave a comment below. Be sure to share a picture on Instagram and tag us @danielsplaterecipes so we can see your creation!Print
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