Canned chipotle peppers add a rich, smoky flavor to these black bean sandwiches. Make it a meal: Serve with crunchy Mexican Coleslaw and Papaya-Lime Sorbet.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1994


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together mayonnaise, sour cream (or yogurt) and chipotle in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Combine black beans, onion, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, cumin and lime juice in a large bowl, and season with salt to taste. Slightly mash the beans while stirring, until all ingredients are incorporated and the mixture just holds together.

  • Slice off the top third of each pita. Spread the bean mixture inside each pita. Top with the chipotle mayonnaise, shredded lettuce, sliced avocados and tomatoes. Serve within 30 minutes.


Canned chipotles packed in adobo sauce can be found in the Mexican section of a large supermarket or at a specialty food store.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; protein 17.3g 35% DV; carbohydrates 73.3g 24% DV; exchange other carbs 5; dietary fiber 18.2g 73% DV; sugars 8.6g; fat 12.2g 19% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 5.3mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 1239.9IU 25% DV; vitamin c 17.5mg 29% DV; folate 111.8mcg 28% DV; calcium 78.5mg 8% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 79mg 28% DV; potassium 843.2mg 24% DV; sodium 694.3mg 28% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Simple healthy & delicious. Didn't have the chipotle peppers on hand and it was still great! Only enough to serve about two people. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Good dish. Added some pan fried corn (until slightly brown) to mix things up. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great for a hot summer evening These were great. I added some shredded lettuce and salsa to one of them. Corn sounds like it would be good in them too. This is perfect for a lunch or a hot summer night. Just make sure that you let the mixture sit for about 20-30 minutes so the flavors can blend. Read More