Black Bean Recipes

Black beans make a great addition to salads and chili or on their own as a side dish. Browse more than 460 black bean recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Cuban Black Bean Soup in the Slow Cooker

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This isn't your mother's slow cooker recipe! No cans of creamed soup or spice packets here. This is a fragrantly spiced, slightly tangy soup full of vegetables and Cuban goodness that's good tasting and good for you. And there's no need to soak the beans overnight! Serve over steaming hot brown rice.

Chorizo Breakfast Bowls

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An easy to put together chorizo breakfast bowl with a south-of-the-border flavor.

Instant Pot® Mexican Chicken and Rice Bowls

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This easy, one-pot, Mexican chicken and rice dinner is done in about 30 minutes. Serve with other toppings like avocado and sour cream, if desired.

Black Bean Huevos Rancheros

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Layered with black beans plus fresh salsa and shredded Monterey Jack cheese, this is a delicious version of the classic Spanish or Mexican 'rancher's eggs' dish.

Quick Spicy Black Bean Soup

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Quick and spicy black bean soup.

Felicia's Slow Cooker Black Beans

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My best friend gave me her recipe for Cuban-style black beans. I made minor tweaks to make them in the slow cooker. Serve with white rice for an authentic Cuban meal.

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

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This quinoa salad with black beans, cilantro, and cucumber is ready in 30 minutes.

Instant Pot® Black Beans

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You can use your pressure cooker to cook dried black beans from scratch in under an hour (way faster than soaking them overnight and cooking them on the stove!) And, you can skip buying them canned. If you do decide to soak, check your appliance manual because cooking time will be even shorter.

The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World

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Break out your soup pot and fix up a batch of this delicious, spicy vegetarian chili today! It's ready in no time, and packed with vegetables, beans - and flavor!

Black Beans and Rice

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The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Best Black Beans

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This simple black bean side dish works well with Mexican or Cuban meals.

Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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This is an easy chili recipe that you can throw in the slow cooker and forget about all day. Great topped with Cheddar cheese, crushed corn chips, and a dollop of sour cream.
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Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

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Hearty Vegan Slow-Cooker Chili

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Makes 10-15 servings. This recipe can be adjusted according to your taste preferences, so you can leave out undesirable ingredients or add others that appeal to you (like mushrooms). I add ingredients just to bulk up the heartiness and color palate of the chili, but feel free to just use a few green peppers or same-colored zucchinis as you desire. By the end, you just want everything to be hearty, moist, and flavored -- mess around with it as you go! I would say to serve it with shredded cheese and corn chips, but then it's no longer 'vegan.' : )