Monday, May 3, 2010

Spicy Black Bean Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo

Yummmmm!!! We were such fans of this. I will say though that we used more chipotle peppers than was called for, and a bit more of the other spices too because we are just kind of spicy people. Even my boys like it that way.

Spicy Black Bean Sandwhiches with Chipotle Mayo

1 tablespoon mayo
3 tablespoons sour cream (I have heard of this stuff called vegonaise-- if you wanted to make this vegan you could substitue all 4 tablespoons and I bet it would be good!)
2 teaspoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (every walmart I've ever been to carries this in a tiny can in the mexican isle- usually by the diced green chilies)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup chopped red onion
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
1 clove minced garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons lime juice
Salt, to taste
Pita Breads (We used Arnold Thin's-- a splurge on $ but we love 'em so)
Shredded Lettuce
Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Avacado

Combine mayo, sour cream and chipotle peppers to make the chipotle mayo. Combine black beans through salt and mash a bit with a fork so that it's easy to work with getting it to stick together on a bun or in a pita. Put bean mixture on bun forming a semi-patty (just so it doesn't fall apart while eating), top with lettuce, tomato, avacado and your chipotle mayo.

Hope you enjoy! I think this makes a great no-oven, summer meal!


  1. PS- apparently I can't keep my color of orange consistent...


    PPS- does anyone but me read this blog anymore?


    PPPS- Em I am trying the artichoke/chickpea salad tomorrow and I'm so excited!


    PPPPS- I haven't forgotten about our reunion and I will set a time soon I swear!

  2. I'm still reading! It's just that to be honest, with our Daddy gone, my level of enthusiasm for cooking much has seriously decreased....therefore I have nothing to contribute. I know that sounds horrible, but the kids just really don't eat much at all, so sometimes it's hard to want to make something knowing there's a good chance I'll be the only one eating much of it, (and then for days and days of leftovers).

  3. Yes, I am here too!! I just have been cooking the old stand bys lately :D I do have a couple new ones we have tried that aren't totally Eat to Live worthy that i'll post soon! I LOVE the recipes that have been posted and I LOVE this blog, and i'll contribute soon.