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30+ Bean Recipes to Always Keep in Your Back Pocket


Bean Recipes to Always Keep in Your Back Pocket

These Bean Recipes help you craft delicious dinners and will show how a humble can of beans can be transformed into the most delectable meal. Cold salads and hot soup or stews, all become hearty meals when beans are added. It’s always a good idea to keep a can of these nutritious powerhouses in your pantry!

1. Homemade Vegetarian Chili

We’re starting our list strong with this impeccable vegetarian chili recipe packed full of beans and other delicious goodness. It’s a hearty one, sure to warm your stomach all day long.

2. Cheesy Bean Dip

If you’ve got a party, potluck, or BBQ coming up, then this is the perfect contribution to dip all your favorite dipping snacks into, whether it’s chips, veggies or something else.

3. Charro Beans

If you like Mexican food, this charro bean dish is a MUST. Just think of a big pot full of pinto beans soaking in a simmering pot of broth made from bacon, ham, chorizo, chili peppers, tomatoes and spices. No need to imagine, when you can make it with this tasty recipe.

4. Easy Mediterranean Bean Salad

Visited the Mediterranean last summer and craving one of those feel-good salads? Then this is the recipe for you. It’s packed full of beans and makes you feel like your back floating on a yacht in sunny Positano, perfect for the summer blues.

5. Easy Mexican Chicken and Beans

Looking for a filling dinner dish? This Mexican chicken and beans is the answer. This recipe only needs 5 ingredients: chicken breast, Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix, Progresso™ black beans, whole kernel corn with red and green peppers and water

6. Classic French Cassoulet

Try something different with this classic French cassoulet recipe. It’s simple, delicious and packed full of beans, pork sausage and chicken breast. Serve on its own or with a baguette and salad.

7. One Pot Black Bean Fajita Pasta

This black bean fajita pasta needs to be on your list. It’s creamy, delicious, and perfect for family dinners or date nights with your other half. It’s easy to make, in only one pot!

8. The BEST White Chicken Chili recipe

Cold days surround us, but with this white chicken chili dinner dish, you can feel warm and cozy. It’s thick, creamy, and utterly delicious, made with shredded chicken, white beans, and corn, and let’s not forget a flavorful mixture of spices.

9. Easy White Bean Salad

This white bean salad is ideal for a filling, healthy lunch. This recipe is full of Mediterranean flavors with canned beans, chopped veggies, fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil dressing.

10. Jamaican Black-eyed Pea Curry

If you’re after a gluten-free, vegan recipe, then this Jamaican black-eyed pea curry is just what you’re looking for. It’s creamy, hearty, and simple to make, using fresh ingredients found at your local supermarket.

11. Easy Chana Masala

Love Indian food? Then you’ll love this Northern Indian chana masala dish, perfect for those cold evenings when you’re craving a hearty, warming dinner. All that’s needed is green chilies, onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, a blend of spices, chickpeas, and tomatoes.

12. Ultimate Vegan Chili

Meaty, flavorful, and protein-rich, this chili is to die for and it’s so simple to make. Pair with vegan cornbread and vegan sour cream for the best combination of flavors.

13. Homemade Refried Beans

Need a quick, low-ingredient recipe? This delicious dish uses only 5 ingredients and is super simple to make, providing you with a healthy dinner.

14. Dad’s Famous BBQ Baked Beans

Feeling nostalgic? Try this BBQ baked beans recipe featuring bacon, brown sugar and a special secret ingredient that brings it all together.

There are boundless possibilities for lunch and dinner time recipes when it comes to beans. With these recipes in your back pocket, turn a can of beans into delicious goodness. Let us know your favorite in the comments below.