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The Best Black Bean Recipes

The Best Black Bean Recipe: Here are some of the best black bean recipes to add to your recipe rotation! These recipes using black beans and tried and true and some of our favorite ways to use black beans. Get cooking with those beans and try out a new recipe for black beans!

I love black beans.  I’m not ashamed to admit that I have half a shelf in my pantry devoted to them. And so today, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite black bean dishes from the recipe index and a funny little story about beans.

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I have been hoping and hoping that Costco would get black beans in sometime so I could buy several at once and at a lower price. All they’ve had is pinto, re-fried beans, and ranch beans…but no black beans.

A few weeks back my husband and Logan went to Costco for me. While my husband was shopping he spotted some cases of black beans and loaded up the cart with FOUR CASES of black beans!

What he didn’t know was that I had already bought about 10 cans the day before when I went to the grocery store. In the check out line someone asked him why on Earth he needed so many beans.

He shrugged (or at least I imagine he probably did) and said “Just to have.” When he got home he told me that he had a present for me. I never would have guessed beans, but when he told me I was so excited!

It seems like I’m always buying black beans every time I go to the store. They’re so versatile so I end up using them a lot. Now you know what a black bean nerd I am!

My pantry is all stocked up and ready for some new bean recipes. What do you have to share? What is your favorite black bean recipe?

The Best Black Bean Recipes

Are you looking for some recipes to make with black beans? Here are 15 of our favorite black bean recipes!

More Black Bean Dishes from the Recipe Archives:

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Thursday 15th of September 2011

I share your love for black beans. I moved to France last year, and guess what? They don't sell canned black beans at all! Can you imagine? At least I can find them dry, but man, how sad. No jalepenos either. Fighting back the tears.


Saturday 2nd of October 2010

This is one of our new favorites:


Monday 27th of September 2010

I just came across your blog today and just last week I was trying to find good recipes for black beans. I have now hit the jackpot! Thanks (and I can't wait to try some of your recipes, they look so yummy)


Wednesday 22nd of September 2010

That's funny! I've been out of black beans in my cold storage for a while and finally, a good case lot sale! I love salads that call for black beans. I can have just a salad for dinner if there are beans in it. Now I need to go check out that Quinoa Taco Salad recipe!


Tuesday 21st of September 2010

Thank-you! Love black beans too. Learned to love them when I lived in New Mexico. I use them in many Mexican recipes. :) My favorite being chicken enchiladas.