30 Non-Boring Recipes to Make With Black Beans

Beans—especially canned beans—don’t get any of the credit they deserve. Sure, that sounds like an overstatement, but it’s the truth. I don’t make the rules. I talk all the time about the versatility of different ingredients (that’s pretty much the whole premise of this non-boring recipe series), but beans are truly one of the most versatile of the whole bunch. They can be whipped into a dip, cooked down into a creamy mash, stuffed into tortillas, peppers, and sweet potatoes, formed into patties, and more. Not only that, but they’re basically a blank canvas when it comes to flavor. The world is your oyster. They’re just so, so useful. Still don’t believe me? Well, stick with us, because we’ve rounded 30 recipes that’ll prove just that.

 

1. Sweet Potato, Kale, and Black Bean Enchiladas

 

2. Black Bean Soup

Source: Isabel Eats

 

3. BBQ Chicken Salad

 

4. Black Bean Breakfast Bowls

 

5. Butternut Squash Instant Pot Chili

 

6. Vegan Black Bean Tostadas with Mango Salsa

 

7. Mango Ginger Rice Bowl

Source: Love & Lemons

 

8. Black Bean Coconut Stew

 

9. Sheet Pan Nachos with Chicken and Black Beans

 

10. Black Bean Dip

 

11. Jerk Chicken Bowls with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Source: Recipe Runner

 

12. Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Bowl

 

13. Chicken Enchilada Soup

Source: Isabel Eats

 

14. Black Bean Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwiches

 

15. Tamale Pie

 

16. Spicy Black Bean and Butternut Squash Jar Salad with Sriracha Lime Vinaigrette

 

17. Black Bean Veggie Burger

 

18. Flourless Black Bean Brownies

 

19. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Freezer Burritos

 

20. Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas

 

21. Plant-Powered Balance Bowls

Source: Cotter Crunch

 

22. Steak Huevos Rancheros

Source: Brown Sugar

 

23. Farmers Market Pasta Salad

 

24. Double Chocolate Black Bean Cookies

 

25. Cucumber and Black Bean Salad

Source: Budget Bytes

 

26. Stuffed Acorn Squash

Source: Love & Lemons

 

27. Brazilian Steak and Grilled Sweet Potato Fry Quinoa Bowl with Spicy Coconut Tomato Sauce

 

28. Chocolate Black Bean Blender Muffins

 

29. Kale Couscous Salad

 

30. Cuban Quinoa Bowls with Pineapple Salsa