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Tacos featuring sweet potato, black beans and coriander salsa

10 black beans recipes

Published: June 14, 2021 at 4:02 pm
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Turn this storecupboard staple into nourishing meals with our recipes including quinoa chilli, crunchy black bean wraps and vibrant vegetarian tacos

Looking for ways to use a tin of black beans from your storecupboard? Want the best black bean burger recipe? Try our ideas below, then check out our cannellini bean recipes and chickpea recipes.


You can use black beans in plenty of popular dishes, including chilli con carne and vegetarian tacos. Or try healthy lunch ideas. Black beans are also very prevalent in Mexican cuisine.

Easy black beans recipes

Veggie back bean meatballs with tomatoes, olives and caper sauce

Black beans give these meat-free meatballs great texture, along with quinoa and breadcrumbs, while smoked paprika ups the spice. Serve them with roasted red pepper and tomato sauce for a healthy but hearty veggie meal.

Veggie meatballs

Classic nachos

Black beans, beef mince, cheese and chilli meet in this vibrant tray of nachos, perfect for party nibbles or a savoury snack.

A tray of nachos topped with minced beef, chilli and cheese next to a pot of soured cream

Sweet potato and black bean tacos

Turn your tacos meat-free with spiced sweet potatoes and black beans topped with a zingy coriander salsa.

Tacos featuring sweet potato, black beans and coriander salsa

Quick quinoa and black bean chilli

This quinoa chilli recipe is high in protein, low calorie and vegan – but still tastes impossibly creamy. Use tins of chopped tomatoes and black beans with quinoa and storecupboard spices to assemble this easy meal.

Easy Vegan Chilli Recipe with Quinoa

Black bean crunch wraps

Want a quick and easy veggie lunch? Check out these super simple crunch wraps with black beans. These wraps serve four and are packed with plenty of flavour.

Crunch Wrap Recipe with Black Beans

Black bean cakes with quinoa and avocado salad

Make the most of your storecupboard to make these vegetarian black bean cakes coated in breadcrumbs. Whip up a salad with red and white quinoa for a nutritious addition to your lunch.

Black Bean Cakes Recipe with Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Mexican black bean salad tortilla bowls

Check out these vibrant vegan Mexican salad bowls. This quick and easy recipe is super fresh and has just the right amount of spice and zing - ready in 20 minutes.

Vegan Taco Bowl Recipe

Black bean burritos with quinoa and sweetcorn

A colourful, vegan burrito recipe, rammed with tomatoes, black beans, sweetcorn, lime, coriander, avocado and red chilli. It's a super lunch idea, ready in 30 minutes.

Vegan Burrito with Black Beans Recipe

Black bean slow-cooker chilli

Check out our easy slow-cooker chilli with black beans and fiery chipotle chilli paste. This is a low-calorie veggie recipes that the whole family will love.

Chipotle Black Bean Chilli Recipe

Chicken enchiladas

Pack plenty of protein into your midweek family meal with smoky chipotle chicken, crunchy peppers and black beans.

Chicken enchiladas in a baking tray and on a dish

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