What To Do With Black Beans

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You know the saying “Rice and beans and beans and rice”?

In 2008 the real estate market turned south and took our income with it. I was suddenly faced with the need to drastically slash my grocery budget and did not know how to do it. I would walk around saying “but I don’t know what to do with beans”. It was true. I did know how to order bean burritos from fast food restaurants and open a can of lentil soup, but did not know what people did with beans in their own kitchens.

Several years and hundreds of dinners later I finally know what to do with beans. For the next few weeks I am going to talk about different types of beans and what to do with them. Since my personal recipes are not in a publishable format I will include as many links as possible. This is the information I wish I had had in one place so long ago. Whether you are funding college, retirement or anything in between I hope you find this information useful.

Black bean flautas: https://thevegetarianplate.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/black-bean-flautas/

Black Bean Taquitos: http://goop.com/recipes/black-bean-taquitos/

Black bean burgers: http://www.theprudenthomemaker.com/black-bean-burgers

Panera copycat soup: http://www.teacher-chef.com/2014/02/04/black-bean-soup-panera-bread-copycat-black-bean-soup/

Black bean and sweet potato soup: http://www.mynewroots.org/site/2011/02/rustic-black-bean-and-sweet-potato-soup-how-to-cook-beans-2/

Black beans and rice: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/01/quick-and-deliciouso-cuban-style-black.html or

http://www.applesandsparkle.com/2014/07/cuban-black-beans-rice.html or


Black bean enchiladas:  http://www.keepitsimplefoods.com/vegetarian/spicy-black-bean-and-sour-cream-enchiladas/ or


Black bean burritos:  http://www.budgetbytes.com/2012/09/roasted-vegetable-burritos/

Black bean and rice salad: http://aggieskitchen.com/2014/08/21/black-bean-and-rice-salad/

Black bean and pasta salad: http://southernfood.about.com/od/pastasalads/r/r100601a.htm or


Lets talk about it. What are your favorite black bean recipes?

Feel free to link to  a personal recipe in the comments section.

6 thoughts on “What To Do With Black Beans”

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I know lots of people are intimidated by cooking beans from scratch. I am sure your recipe will help.

  1. Great list. both my adult children are on a rice and beans, beans and rice plan, daughter more so because she is also vegetarian so needs to have ideas with non animal proteins. These look delicious and will probably go over well with my carnivores as well. I found you through The Lean Times and am looking forward to reading more.

    1. Thank you Sam. I am so glad you are finding the list helpful. Stay tuned as there is more to come!

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