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Black Beans Make The Easiest Meal On The Planet

Dinner has never been so simple.
10/09/2012 08:58am ET | Updated June 13, 2014

If you bother keeping a pantry stocked, chances are you've got a can of black beans on hand at all times. This is great. You never know when you're going to have a pathetically empty fridge and need to rely on the goods in the cupboard to make a meal.

When you find yourself in that situation, you're going to need recipes to make sure you aren't stuck with another meal of rice and beans. Don't get us wrong, we love rice and beans, but there's a lot more you can make with a can of black beans. Easy and awesome meals too.

While we love canned black beans for the absolute convenience, we think you all should know that making a pot of beans couldn't be easier -- and the taste is 1,000 times worth the minimal effort. But whichever black bean you use, dried or canned, these are the recipes you need to turn them into a totally awesome, and ridiculously easy, meal.

1
Black Bean, Arugula + Poached Egg Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
How Sweet It Is
2
Black Bean + Cornbread Panzanella Salad
How Sweet It Is
3
Two Pepper, Mushroom And Black Bean Quesadillas
Thinly Sliced Cucumber
4
Salsa Verde Chicken And Black Bean Burritos
Bev Cooks
5
Shrimp, Black Bean And Grilled Corn Pizza
Confections of a Foodie Bride
Get the Shrimp, Black Bean and Grilled Corn Pizza recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride
6
Chipotle Butternut Squash, Black Beans And Goat Cheese Tostadas
Naturally Ella
7
Spicy Beer Queso With Chorizo And Black Beans
How Sweet It Is
8
Cilantro, Lime, Black Bean And Sweet Potato Filled Pitas
The Sweets Life
9
Black Bean Brownies
Skinny Taste
Get the Black Bean Brownies recipe from Skinny Taste
10
Black Bean Chili For A Crowd
New Media Publishing
11
Black Beans And Rice
Simply Recipes
Get the Black Beans and Rice recipe from Simply Recipes
12
Papas Rellenas
Macheesmo
Get the Papas Rellenas recipe from Macheesmo
13
Chipotle Black Bean And Sweet Potato Soup
New Media Publishing
14
Cumin-Roasted Sweet Potato And Black Bean Wrap With Chilli-Lime Yogurt Dressing
Maple Spice
15
Roasted Poblanos Stuffed With Black Bean And Black Quinoa Chili
What's Cooking Good Looking
16
Black Bean Open-Faced Omelet
She Wears Many Hats
Get the Black Bean Open-Faced Omelet recipe from She Wears Many Hats
17
Black Bean Soup
Hungry Girl Por Vida
Get the Black Bean Soup recipe from Hungry Girl Por Vida
18
Southwestern Black Bean Salad
Heat Oven to 350
Get the Southwestern Black Bean Salad recipe from Heat oven to 350
19
Chicken, Cheddar And Black Bean Quiche
The Cooking Bride
Get the Chicken, Cheddar and Black Bean Quiche recipe from The Cooking Bride
20
Red Quinoa And Black Bean Salad
The Church Cook
Get the Red Quinoa and Black Bean Salad recipe from The Church Cook
21
Green And Black Bean Pork Posole
New Media Publishing
22
Slow Cooker Feijoada (Brazilian-Style Black Bean Stew)
Pepper Lynn
23
Achiote Black Bean Tacos With Grilled Avocado And Goat Cheese
Partial Ingredients
24
Mexican Baked Eggs With Black Beans, Tomatoes, Green Chiles And Cilantro
Kalyn's Kitchen
25
Southwestern Black Bean Pasta
Good Life Eats
Get the Southwestern Black Bean Pasta recipe from Good Life Eats
26
Sherried Black Bean Soup With Chorizo And Yellow Rice
New Media Publishing
Get the Sherried Black Bean Soup with Chorizo and Yellow Rice recipe
27
Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Elly Says Opa!
Get the Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe from Elly Says Opa!
28
Black Bean Chipotle Burgers
Rita Maas
29
Refried Beans
Frances Janisch

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