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.

Staff Picks

Cuban Black Bean Soup in the Slow Cooker

Rating: 5 stars 5
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
An easy to put together chorizo breakfast bowl with a south-of-the-border flavor.

Instant Pot® Mexican Chicken and Rice Bowls

Rating: 4 stars 31
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 105
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.

How to Cook Black Beans

Here's how to cook black beans with or without soaking.
By Melanie Fincher

Felicia's Slow Cooker Black Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
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.
By Vivienne Borchers

Instant Pot® Black Beans

Rating: 5 stars 4
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.

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 1274
Quick stovetop black beans and rice with canned beans, onions, and cumin.
By Allrecipes Member

Black Bean and Corn Salad II

Rating: 4.5 stars 1943
This salad is very colorful and includes a very tasty lime dressing.
By Jen

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 7398
You can call this soup or chili, but either way it is wonderful! This recipe is also very adaptable to your personal taste. I recommend using Bill Echols' Taco Seasoning from this website. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if you like. I hope you enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

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Best Beef Enchiladas
Rating: 4.5 stars 469

These easy enchiladas are stuffed with a savory filling of ground beef, Cheddar cheese, black beans, and black olives.