Every week we pull together some great Canadian recipes from Canadian food bloggers around the web featuring one main ingredient or dish. This week, they're nutritious and delicious - they're black beans! Here's over 20 black bean recipes for you.
Black beans rank right up there with the humble lentil for a budget friendly pantry staple that packs a nutritious punch. They're a great source of plant based protein, fibre, folate and iron! And that's why you're going to see so many vegetarian and vegan black bean recipes here!
There are some delicious soups, stews and chilies in this black bean recipe collection but you'll also find enchiladas, meatballs, and burgers if you're looking for other entree options.
Black beans are also great for a heartier lunch - add them to salad bowls to keep you satiated through long afternoon meetings. You can also add them to protein snacks for an extra burst of energy and they can be used to make a creamy party dip. You can even use them as a base for a pizza crust!
And of course, like so many other things, you can sneak them into brownies for a sweet treat with a little extra nutrition!
1. Jewelled Rice & Black Beans
Add a pop of colour and a whole bunch of flavour to your rice with The Kitchen Fairy's Jewelled Rice and Black Beans. Full of fragrant spices, including turmeric for that beautiful golden colour, peppers and cilantro, this isn't your ordinary plate of rice and beans!
2. The Best BBQ Vegan Black Bean Burger With Caramelized Onions
If you're looking for a vegan burger that stands up on the grill then this Vegan Black Bean Burger with Caramelized Onions by Naughty Nutrition is the burger for you! Because all good burgers should be grillable!
3. Spicy Black Bean Enchiladas
4. Bols De Tortillas Aux Haricots Noirs À La Mexicaine
These Tortilla Bowls with Black Beans and Roasted Veggies by Michèle Rousseau Dt.P are a flavourful way to have a hot salad dish that's packed with flavours (the original post is in French but you can translate to an excellent English version by using Google Chrome).
5. Black Bean Tofu Meatballs
6. Allergen-Free Protein Balls
Protein balls aren't always known for being allergy friendly but that's where Allergy Girl Eats decided to step in! Her Black Bean Allergen Free Protein Balls are free of the top 8 allergy ingredients and don't contain any seeds. Perfect for when you need a little boost to keep you going.
7. Brazilian Vegan Feijoada
Brazilian Feijoada is a black bean stew that's usually served with smoked meat and rice with sliced oranges. But for this Vegan Brazilian Feijoada from CulturEatz subs fried tofu for the meat and liquid smoke for the smoky flavour the meat would have given it!
8. Roasted Red Pepper and Black Bean Hummus Bowls
This is going to be your new lunch time favourite! Crumb Top Baking's Roasted Red Pepper and Black Bean Hummus Bowl combines homemade hummus, crunchy tortillas and fresh veggies for a tasty, satisfying meal.
9. Slow Cooker Vegan Texas Black Bean Soup
A hearty bowl of soup can cure a lot of things and this Slow Cooker Vegan Texas Black Bean Soup from Flavour and Savour is chock full of pantry staples making it easy to throw in the slow cooker and set and forget until dinner time!
10. Mexican Bowls with Salsa
These Vegan Mexican Bowls with Salsa from Vancouver With Love are a great meal prep dish and very versatile. You can adapt them to be vegetarian or omnivore but there's enough protein packed in here as a vegan meal that you'll be set!
11. Black Forest Black Bean Brownies
Brownies are a fabulous treat to hide things in. Spinach, squash, other more adult ingredients and... black beans. These decadent fudge-y Black Forest Black Bean Brownies by Culinary Cool are so good nobody needs to know there's black beans in them unless you tell them! They'll be too busy enjoying that chocolate rush!
More Black Bean Recipes
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