What to make with black beans: 57 easy dishes

Figure out what to make with black beans with this collection of 57 easy recipe ideas. From breakfast through dinner, there is a bean dish that’s perfect for the whole family.

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Black Bean Dishes

Beans are a classic ingredient and a can of black beans is a staple in many people’s pantry. They can be used in a variety of dishes.

Buy them canned or dry. Either way works. Try adding these versatile beans to your breakfast routine, create one of these vegetarian meals, or try one of these delicious dessert recipes.

The best part? Beans are inexpensive and have a long shelf life.

If you’re getting Pinterest overload, just browse these delicious black bean dishes.

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Each of these black bean recipes will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many beans you will need and whether or not they are canned or dry black beans
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Pressure cooker, Crockpot, etc.)

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Recipes using black beans

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What to make with black beans

Check out these amazing ideas for these easy black beans From Meatless Monday to an easy way to create a healthy side dish you’ll find some new favorite recipes Most of these recipes have simple ingredients so you’ll be whipping up a great meal in no time!

Ingredients that work well with black beans:

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more recipes to make.

  • Bell Peppers
  • Brown Rice or White Rice
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Chips and Tortillas
  • Limes
  • Red Onions
  • Spices like Ground Cumin, Garlic Powder and Adobo
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Green Olives

Black Bean Recipes

We love finding recipes that will help busy people figure out what to make with the ingredients they already have.

Each of these black bean ideas includes the key information that will help you in deciding which idea is right for you!

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Note: pantry ingredients include basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish.

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