25+ of Our Favorite Ways to Turn Black Beans into Dinner
While we’ve always got a mix of canned beans stocked in our pantries for quick and wholesome meals, we often find ourselves reaching for black beans the most. You’ll almost never find our kitchens without at least a can or two.
Black beans stand out from other common varieties like cannellini beans and chickpeas not just because of their striking color, but also because of how rich and practically meaty they are. They’re the ultimate choice if you’re looking for plant-based protein that doesn’t skimp on flavor. This versatile ingredient can be used in so many different ways. From soups and chilis to enchiladas and salads, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Here are more than 25 of our favorite recipes with black beans that show off all it can do.