Orange-Chipotle Black Beans

I love to serve beans alongside mexican (ish) fare, and this was a great find. This recipe comes from weight watchers and is yummy and easy! I did make a few changes to boost the flavor a bit.

Orange-Chipotle Black Beans
Serves 4 / 4 ww pts+ (about 1/2 cup per serving)
Just the Tip / Inspired by WW

What I used:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 15-oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • juice and zest of two oranges
  • 1-2 tbsp cointreau (a splash) – optional
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt, pepper

What I did:

  1. Heat oil in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, season with a pinch of salt, and cook for 6-7 minutes until the onion is soft.
  2. Add the chipotles, cumin, black beans, orange juice and zest, and cointreau. Mash the beans slightly with a masher or a fork.  Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. If it gets too dry, add a little water or broth.
  3. Just before serving, stir in cilantro and lime juice; season to taste with salt and pepper.
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