How to Cook Black Beans

Black beans are a staple food for many families around the world, and for good reason. They’re healthy, versatile and rich in protein, as well as relatively cheap. They can be used in many different types of recipes – you may be surprised at how many! Everything from breakfast to dessert can benefit from these powerful legumes. Learn how to cook back beans, and take a look below at some of our favorite black bean recipes:

Black Bean Fudge

You probably don’t expect to see beans in this context, but black bean fudge is a great way to sneak a bit more protein into your indulgent treats. Don’t knock it until you try it! Even the pickiest eater in your life won’t be able to resist the taste.

Quinoa and Black Beans

Keep it simple and filling by whipping up this quinoa and black bean recipe. This meal has plenty of protein and flavor, and is easy to make for a quick dinner, while sure to leave everyone satisfied.

Black Beans Ham and Rice

If you love “all in one” meals, then you will appreciate this recipe. Black beans, ham and rice are the perfect combination for curing hunger. You will walk away from the table totally full. This healthy comfort food is a must-try!

Black Bean Quesadillas 

Quesadillas anyone? Load them up with black beans, and you have a meal that is irresistible as well as protein-rich. This is also a great way to celebrate Meatless Mondays at your house. It’s so satisfying you won’t even notice it’s vegetarian.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa 

Black beans are an excellent and surprising addition to salsa! Check out this easy yet downright delicious recipe that everybody can enjoy. Serve it up at your next gathering as a tasty appetizer or party food, and see for yourself how much of a crowd pleaser it is!

Sweet Corn, Black Bean, and Avocado Fiesta Cups

This flavorful recipe is the perfect party dish because it packs a lot of flavor into small, easy to nibble bites. The black beans tie in all the flavors and bring a heartiness to the dish that defies its handheld size.

Black Bean Veggie Burger

This is the perfect recipe for the vegetarian in your life. This meatless burger is so filling that you’ll be asked to make it again and again – which is fine, as it’s easy to do! Try mixing up your weekday menu with this quick favorite.

Black beans are a great source of protein and, as we’ve shown, can be added to a variety of meals. They are so easy to cook and cheap to buy that finding new ways to use them is a smart investment, for your wallet and your health. Choose your favorite recipe from the above and give them a go – you won’t be sorry!