Black beans are a pantry staple. Canned or dried, these beans are perfect for adding to many dishes. This collection of delicious black bean recipes ranges from appetizers, to soups and salads, to main dishes and even desserts!
I always have black beans in my pantry. I really like to use dried whenever I can, but I also keep several cans of black beans on the shelves too. Sometimes I need a quick dish and having beans ready to go saves a lot of time.
Black beans are a great way to add extra nutrients to a dish. Some of the nutritional benefits include:
- High in protein
- High in fiber
- Low in fat
- High in magnesium
- High in phosphate
- High in potassium
- High in folate
Dried Black Beans
Dried black beans are very low in cost and they have a shelf life of 2-3 years. Beans older than that may still be good. Check and discard if you find any rancid or sour odor, insect infestation or mold. Faded beans are still good and can be used.
Older beans sometimes take longer to cook.
Canned Black Beans
When buying black beans, I often try to buy low sodium beans. For many recipes, I rinse and drain the canned beans. This removes the sauce the beans are packed in and leaves just the cooked beans.
Cooking Dried Black Beans
Appetizers with Black Beans
Soups with Black Beans
Salads with Black Beans
Main Dishes with Black Beans
Desserts with Black Beans
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