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7 Ways To Use A Can Of Black Beans

Black beans are probably right under chickpeas on my list of favorite canned food items, so it’s surprising that it’s taken us this long to feature them as a spotlight ingredient. So before we jump into the black bean recipes I’ve got set up for ya this week, here are 7 black bean recipes to make when you have a can of beans and don’t know what to do with them!

7 black bean recipes to make when you have a can of beans and don't know what to do with them!

1. Black Bean Brownies

These fudgey gluten-free brownies are packed with a fiber-filled secret ingredient (and no one will ever guess that it’s black beans!)

2. Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

Flavored with a quick homemade enchilada sauce and baked to bubbly, cheesy perfection. Oh, and they’re filled with quinoa for a boost of filling protein!

Quinoa stuffed peppers on a baking sheet with melted cheese, sour cream, and avocado - Need a healthy vegetarian dinner outside of your usual routine? These Enchilada Quinoa Stuffed Peppers flavored with a quick homemade enchilada sauce and baked to bubbly, cheesy, perfection.

3. My Family’s Favorite 20 Minute Taco Soup

This is the soup I grew up on. Ready in 20 minutes, full of taco flavor, and customizable to whatever protein your family favors.

Easy Vegetarian Taco Soup

4. Throw them into you weekly meal prep

Black beans are great for portioning out into your weekly lunch meal prep. Here are some flavor combo ideas we love.

Want to get into meal prepping, but overwhelmed by how to make your meals? I've created a formula for the easiest, tastiest vegetarian meal prep recipe...Mix & Match Meal Prep!

5. Mexican Street Corn Salad

Based on the Mexican street corn known as elote, we’re sprucing it up a bit with black beans and pepper to make this salad a meal in its own.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

6. Black Bean + Mashed Potato Burgers

We’ve all heard of black bean burgers, but what about black burgers with mashed potatoes? Mashed potatoes act as the glue holding together these veg-friendly burgers.

Mashed Potato Black Bean Burgers

7.  Mama’s Famous Bean Salad

My Mama’s famous bean salad, perfect as a dip, taco-topper, omelet sprucer-upper…the works.

Ever since I can remember, my mom has always made this bean salad for any sort of neighborhood party or cookout. But it wasn’t until I grew up a bit that I realized it’s actually tasty and hey, pretty healthy too!

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