Tender black beans simmered in stock and spices! Vegetarian black beans are a delicious and easy way to add protein to tacos, side dishes, or to enjoy on their own.
Course Side Dishes
Keyword black bean side dish, black beans, copycat chipotle black beans, vegetarian black beans
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Additional Time 5minutes
Total Time 40minutes
1large can black beansdrained and rinsed (29-ounce can)
1 ¾cupvegetable stock
1tablespoonfresh chopped cilantrooptional
Rinse. In a large colander, drain the beans and rinse with cold water.
Combine. In a large saucepan, combine the beans, stock, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat (about 5-8 minutes).
Simmer. Reduce to low and simmer until reduced 20-25 minutes. There will be some liquid left in the pan but not much, beans will continue to soak up liquid as they sit. The beans will be tender and flavorful. Optional: top with fresh chopped cilantro before serving.
Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before storing. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.