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.