20 Easy Recipes To Make With Canned Beans

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Recipes to make with canned beansLet’s hear it for canned beans!!! So easy. So versatile. So full of nutrients and fiber. SO HOT RIGHT NOW.

I never thought I’d find myself writing a love letter to canned beans, but here we are. (And if we’re being honest, fangirling over canned beans is probably the least odd thing that I’ve done over the past couple months.)

Personally, canned beans have been and always will be a pantry staple, but I know there are a lot of newer peeps in the bean stockpile camp wondering what on earth to do with their bounty. If that’s you, your weird blog lady obviously has your back.

Below, you’ll find my favorite recipes to make with canned beans. From dips and spreads to salads, taquitos, soups, stews, and more, there’s a little something for everyone. Before you rush off to your pantry…

Hot Tips For Cooking With Canned Beans:

1. Drain and rinse your beans before using! That viscous liquid in the can is mostly starch and sodium, and it will mess with the flavor and texture of your final dish. Pour the beans into a colander, rinse with cool water until the water runs clear and there are no suds, and drain thoroughly.

2. When adding beans to a soup/stew/braise/sauce, let them simmer for a few minutes (ideally at least 10) to allow them to get friendly with the flavors in a dish.

3. On the off chance that a recipe calls for only a portion of a can of beans, drain and rinse the whole can, and store leftover beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

20 Easy Recipes To Make with Canned Beans:

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansFiesta Baked Eggs with Farro and Black Beans.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansOne-Skillet Braised Chicken Thighs with Spinach and White Beans.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansSimple Sausage and White Bean Soup.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansSpicy Chicken Quesadillas with Corn, Black Beans, and Caramelized Onions. 

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansButternut Squash Noodle, Black Bean, and Kale Enchilada Bowls. 

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansMexican Sweet Potato Stew with Black Beans and Kale.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansSpicy Bean and Cheese Taquitos. 

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansStuffed Poblano Quinoa Bake.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansGrilled Tuna Tostadas with Black Bean Mango Salsa.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansRoasted Sweet Potato, Kale and Black Bean Enchiladas.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansPork and Pinto Bean Chili.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansTomato and White Bean Stew with Chicken Sausage. 

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansThree Bean Quinoa Salad.

Recipes To Make with Canned Beans30-Minute Chana Masala.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansSweet Potato and Black Bean Turkey Burgers with Sriracha-Lime Crema.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansMushroom, White Bean, and Brown Rice Casserole with Bacon and Gruyere.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansSummer Squash Toasts with Sun-Dried Tomato White Bean Spread. 

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansGrilled Pitas with White Bean Basil Spread and Roasted Tomatoes. 

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansSuper Smooth Chipotle Hummus with Chili-Lime Pita Chips.

Recipes To Make with Canned BeansSweet Potato and Black Bean Chili. 

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