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Chipotle Pinto Beans

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These chipotle pinto beans could not be any easier or faster. With only 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.


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  • 1 to 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans (no salt added or low sodium)
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice

Optional Toppings


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. Recommended toppings for these beans include 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. 



  1. Can opener
  2. Knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Measuring spoons
  5. Small or medium pot
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Southwestern