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Canned beans are a hot commodity these days. It’s a really strange time right now, and many people stocked up on items that they probably have no idea how to use… like canned beans. Because restaurants are closed, some people are having to figure out how to make food at home.
Luckily, there are some great recipes available on the internet (and we still have internet!) that call for canned beans. Have you ever had black bean brownies? I brought them once to a dinner party and everybody LOVED them! I wanted our friends to try them before they knew the special ingredient, but unfortunately my six-year-old daughter helped make them and she spilled the beans (pun intended – ha!).
I went to the grocery store on Saturday morning to get a few more things, and the only canned beans left were baked beans and refried beans. I actually just wanted one more can of black beans, and I was about to give up until I saw one large 46 oz., can way on the back of a shelf. I grabbed it, and knew I had some good recipes to use it all up. Like those black bean brownies. 😉
But if you don’t normally eat canned beans and just bought a bunch because you’re quarantined, you’re probably wondering what to make. Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered!
Here are 10 recipes from around the internet that use canned beans (mostly black beans). Some of the recipes are fairly basic that hopefully you have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
P.S. I even included two sweet treats that I love!
- Actually Crispy Baked Chickpeas from Minimalist Baker
- Cilantro Lime Three Bean Salad from Skinny Ms.
- Quick and Easy White Bean Salad from Simply Recipes
- Fresh Black Bean Salad from Cookie + Kate
- Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad from The Read Food Dietitians
Dinner Main Dish
- Instant Pot Cheesy Mexican Chicken and Rice from Le Creme de la Crumb
- Black Bean Brownies from Chocolate Covered Katie
- Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip from Chocolate Covered Katie
Cookie + Kate has a ton of recipes using beans. You can search through and see what sounds interesting to you and your family.
If you need help with meal planning, don’t forget to check out my free meal planning guide!