Quick Stewed Black Beans

serves 6

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

1 medium yellow onion, finely diced

1 garlic clove, finely minced

1 medium roasted red bell pepper, finely diced

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15-ounce) can black refried beans 

1 small chipotle pepper in adobe sauce (more or less to taste), finely chopped (optional)

1-2 teaspoons adobe sauce (optional)

1/4-1/2 cup chicken stock

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.  Add the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.  Stir in the roasted red bell pepper. Reduce the heat to medium, then add the beans, refried beans, chipotle pepper, and adobe sauce if using; stir to combine.  Stir in 1/4 cup chicken stock.  Cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes.  Remove the lid and add additional stock to reach desired consistency.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!

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