Mashed Black Beans with Chipotle Crema

Servings: 8 | Time: 18 minutes

Black beans are traditionally served separately from rice; here they become a hearty side dish topped with spicy-smooth chipotle crema.


  1. In large skillet add oil and butter; heat on medium high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken stock; return to simmer.


  1. In another bowl add black beans; lightly mash them. Add beans to onion mixture; simmer 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with cotija cheese. Serve with Chipotle Crema and lime wedges.


  1. Tip: * For Chipotle Crema

In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon water, and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce.


  1. Make Ahead Tip:

Store beans and Chipotle Crema separately in airtight containers up to 3 days. Reheat beans in a skillet on medium heat with an additional 2 tablespoons chicken stock. Cook 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve as directed.




Number of Servings: 8



1          tablespoon canola oil

1          tablespoon unsalted butter

1          small onion, finely chopped

1          clove garlic, minced

1/4        cup chicken stock

2          15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained

2          tablespoons crumbled cotija cheese

Chipotle Crema*

1          lime, cut into wedges