37 Recipes You Can Make with Canned Black Beans
That go way beyond soup and burritos!
Published October 7, 2021 | Updated September 20, 2022
Don’t just use canned black beans in soup, chili, and basic Mexican recipes. This pantry staple can add staying power to breakfast dishes, meatiness to veggie burgers, and moisture to dessert recipes. (Yes, you read that right: Pureed black beans can add a fudge-like richness to cakes, brownies, and other baked goods.)
Plus, the beans deliver a whopping dose of fibre —7 grams per ½ cup—and they’re a good source of protein, folate, magnesium, and heart-healthy antioxidants. If you’re watching your salt intake, look for reduced-sodium or no-salt-added canned beans.
Main Dish Recipes that Use Black Beans
Family-favourite breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that serve 4 people or more
Single Serving Recipes that Use Black Beans
Because sometimes you only need (or want!) to cook for one person
Dessert Recipes with Black Beans
So you can cut back on butter and oil