Black beans are so delicious, healthy, easy to cook, and versatile. I probably eat them at least once a week, if not more. Here are some of my best black bean recipes.

Black Beans Nutrition:

Also known as turtle beans because of their hard and shiny shell-like appearance, black beans are a common ingredient in Central and South American cuisine.

They are loaded with fiber, protein, and folate but stand out because of their high levels of antioxidants.

They are also rich in other nutrients such as manganese, magnesium, and potassium. Read more about the top 5 beans to eat here.

Instant Pot Black Beans

The simplest way to eat black beans is when they are cooked alone with some seasonings. I love using my instant pot, so that I can used bagged beans without needing to soak them overnight.

There are so many advantages of making your own black beans from scratch using a pressure cooker. It is more cost-effective. A one-pound bag of beans costs less than $2 here in the USA, one-pound bag of black beans is the same as about 2 cups of dried black beans,  this makes 12 servings of cooked beans. 

You know how some canned beans have preservatives as ingredients on the label. well, no need for added preservatives when you cook your beans from scratch in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot cooked beans increase digestibility by 84% by breaking down the hard to digest proteins. Read more here.

More Black Bean Recipes:

Now that we’ve gotten the basic one out of the way, enjoy some of my favorite black bean recipes. We have stews, sandwiches, dips, and more!

Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

Black beans with sweet butternut squash and collard greens make this healthy stew so hearty and comforting!

I bought some tender collard greens at a local health food store, they were so fresh and vibrant. I decided to add some at the end of this delicious black bean and butternut squash stew. 

Yes, I called it a stew but it’s slightly different from say a typical chili and the consistency is much thicker than a soup.

I added coconut milk and used a pinch of allspice for a more tropical twist. The results were simply amazing, a perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and just full of flavor.

Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

Vegan Brazilian Black Bean Stew is my version of this traditional dish that is served throughout Brazil. It has now become  a family favorite that is so quick and easy to prepare!

The traditional Brazilian black bean stew (Feijoada), is normally made with black beans and various salted pork and beef products. It is traditionally served with farofa, which is a toasted yucca meal.

This stew traditionally takes anywhere from 2-3 hours to cook, but the vegan version takes less than half the time. So if you are wanting to save time and still get the benefits of a rich protein dish, then my Vegan Brazilian Black Bean Stew is your answer.

Black Bean Burgers

These Vegan Black Bean Burgers are full of flavor, delicious served on burger buns slathered with vegan mayo, topped with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and avocado slices, or served with your favorite gravy and mashed potatoes!

I have been making these vegan black bean burgers for many years, and they are my go-to burgers to serve for family events. This is one of the best vegan burger recipes I’ve had, and also is our readers’ favorite. 

This is an easy vegan burger recipe with simple ingredients that you more than likely already have in your pantry, and you can also easily substitute anything missing with ingredients you have available. See more of my tips below!

Black Bean Quinoa Burger

I love this flavorful Black Bean Quinoa Burger, served on the most pillowy soft gluten-free burger bun, and topped with an amazing vegan ranch dressing, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and vegan cheese.

I decided to do a makeover of this  Black Bean And Quinoa Burger recipe, as it was first posted on April 5, 2015, and it was definitely in need of some tender loving care with new photos and description.

This black bean quinoa burger recipe is super easy and highly addictive! It has three amazing base ingredients that are filling, comforting, and super healthy.

I have also used these broken up as a salad topping for extra protein. You have got to try this super versatile recipe!

Black Bean and Millet Salad

Prepare this flavorful Black Bean and Millet Salad as a side dish or main meal. The fluffy and buttery flavor of millet with black bean, bell pepper, cilantro, green onion, and a tasty lime dressing makes this dish a hit.

Millet is the oldest grain that humans have cultivated over the years. It is a very healthy, nutritious, and gluten-free grain that is easily digestible and least allergenic.

The beauty of this recipe is the simplicity of ingredients and richness of flavors. Hopefully, your family, relatives, and kids will love to have this fantastic recipe. Try this amazing millet recipe today! 

Southwest Salad with Avocado Dressing

The amazing taste of this Vegan Southwest Salad with Avocado Dressing will have you happy and ready to finish your day. This is a hearty salad that can be served for lunch or dinner.

Growing up, kidney beans were my favorite beans, but now I prefer chickpeas and black beans. I include a base of chopped Romaine lettuce (my favorite), chopped red and yellow bell peppers, black bean, organic corn, avocado, spring onions, and cilantro.

Black Bean Burritos

These quick and easy Black Bean Burritos can be made at home, with flavorful black beans, brown rice, guacamole, and salsa, wrapped in a gluten-free tortilla, is a healthy and mouthwatering alternative to fast food.

As a mother, it is great to have healthy, quick, and easy meals to prepare for my family, with ingredients that are commonly already found in my kitchen. Black bean burritos are a go-to meal that is enjoyed by my entire family.

I usually have rice and black beans that are cooked ahead of time, so all I have to do is reheat, cook the tortillas and add fresh ingredients. If you have had a Taco Bell black bean burrito or even the veggie burrito at Chipotle, then my version is similar but way better tasting, lower in calories, healthier and hearty.

Black Bean Enchiladas

This recipe for my easy Black Bean Enchiladas is so tasty.  It is another perfect comfort dish to add to your menu. I could eat it again and again!

I made these delicious black bean enchiladas for lunch today. They were easy to prepare because I had most of the ingredients on hand. One thing I didn’t have was prepared enchilada sauce. However, I had regular tomato sauce, so I decided to make my own version of it.

I actually loved it and you couldn’t tell the difference. You can make your own and increase the amount of cumin and oregano. Personally, I don’t like a strong cumin taste in my recipes, so I’m usually gentle with the amount I use. Also, I don’t like chili powder, so I didn’t use it. Instead, I substituted it with cayenne pepper.

Black Bean Nachos

Nachos are another family favorite and definitely quick and easy to prepare. By now you may have realized that I love to prepare meals that don’t require me to spend hours in the kitchen. Vegan Black Bean Nachos is amazing!

I’m always on the go, therefore I always have to be in and out of the kitchen in a jiffy. However, I love my meals to be full of colors and flavors. Vegan Black Bean Nachos are full of flavor with my easy vegan nacho cheese sauce, lentil taco meat, black beans, salsa, tomato, avocado, and cilantro.

Black Bean Tacos

Easy and flavorful Vegan Black Bean Tacos recipe is healthy and economical. Seasoned black beans topped with creamy guacamole, lettuce and, tomatoes in a gluten-free taco shell.

So hubby came home from work and I was busy with a project and didn’t get around to fixing his dinner. He said to make things easier fix something with couple cans of black beans.

Well right away I thought of preparing tacos, we had all the ingredients on hand except I only had no corn tortillas, so I got in the kitchen and in no time I whipped up these flavorful spicy black bean tacos.

Black Bean Hummus

This hummus is a flavorful alternative to traditional chickpeas hummus. Black bean blends well with cumin, tahini, cilantro, lemon, and cayenne pepper for a spicy kick. Ditch the store-bought hummus and make this delicious hummus in 5 minutes.

Cooked black beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, spices, and herbs blended until smooth and creamy, Black bean hummus is oil-free, vegan, gluten-free, and delicious!

I know traditionally hummus is made from chickpeas but I wanted to try another bean, don’t get me wrong, I love chickpeas! I decided to substitute the chickpeas for black beans and the result was so amazing, I had to share it with you, once you make this black bean hummus, you will never look back!

Black Bean Pizza

This festive Gluten-Free Black Bean Pizza is bursting with flavors, loaded with tomatoes, corn, avocados and shredded cheese. It is the perfect lunch, dinner or snack.

I have been in the mood lately for pizza, but I wanted a pizza that wasn’t the traditional kind with pizza sauce; I wanted one that was hearty, flavorful and loaded with lots of colorful veggies.

When I’m away from home, it can be a disappointment trying to find a pizza place that sells really good gluten-free pizzas. Not to mention how expensive they can be by the time to choose your favorite toppings.

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