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Black Beans Are More Versatile Than You Think

Tired of just using ‘em in dip? Try out these cool and creative black bean recipes for dinner this week.

Renée
June 3, 2019
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A Love Letter to the Black Bean

Black beans get a rep as either a dip or burrito bowl filling, and they deserve a lot more recognition than that! Loaded with tons of protein, fiber and essential nutrients, they make a great addition to any dish. Add these black bean recipes into your rotation this week for a fun little switch-up in the kitchen that will be totally worth it. You’ll be surprised by how creative you can get with this legume!

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Girl Eats Greens

These aren’t your average veggie burgers. Quinoa mixes incredibly well with the black beans, and cumin and coriander take the whole thing to the next level. Bake your patties in the oven and dress them with tahini, and less than an hour later you’ve got yourself the perfect refreshing and healthy burger. Need to have some ready on stand-by next time? Just store them in a freezer-safe bag for up to six months.

Zucchini Black Bean Veggie Tacos

Zucchini Black Bean Veggie Tacos

Lemons and Basil

There’d be questions if a taco recipe wasn’t included on a black bean meal plan, so here’s a vegetarian variation using last night’s leftover beans. These are loaded with a well-seasoned medley of potatoes, zucchini, and corn and finished off with as much cheese as your heart desires. If you want to save the filling for later, just store them in resealable bags and freeze.

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Lemons and Basil

It’s time to elevate your enchiladas with this recipe that blends butternut squash with black beans for a rich mixture of flavours. These are so easy to freeze too, making them the perfect leftovers!

Cheesy Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole

Cheesy Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole

The Picky Eater

Put that leftover quinoa to good use with this healthy casserole that only takes half an hour to make, so don’t worry about going hungry while prepping! Full of bold flavours and with tons of cheese, this casserole is also easy to stowaway in the freezer to be enjoyed later.

Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Brazilian Black Bean Stew with Tortillas

Chef'd

Enjoy this traditional Brazilian favourite, minus the stress, with this quick-n-easy recipe that is as hearty and satisfying as it is colourful and aesthetically pleasing. Mangoes add a delightful zest to the veggie bean stew, and served with a side of leftover tortillas, make this the perfect solution to a quick weeknight dinner dilemma. It also holds up well in the freezer, and they taste just as great reheated!

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