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15 Easy Meals You Can Whip Up With A Can Of Black Beans

It's one of the most versatile grocery store items.

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1. Black Bean Burger

Chili powder and cumin level up this vegetarian burger patty from just "Yum" to "Another one, please!" Recipe here.
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Chili powder and cumin level up this vegetarian burger patty from just "Yum" to "Another one, please!" Recipe here.

2. Black Bean Taco Soup

Top with sharp cheddar cheese and your favorite crunchy tortilla chips. Recipe here.
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Top with sharp cheddar cheese and your favorite crunchy tortilla chips. Recipe here.

3. Sweet Corn And Black Bean Casserole

Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl, then cook them on a baking sheet until golden brown. So easy (almost) anyone could do it. Recipe here.
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Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl, then cook them on a baking sheet until golden brown. So easy (almost) anyone could do it. Recipe here.

4. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato And Black Bean Goulash

If you haven't heard of goulash, it's basically a Hungarian "everything" stew made with vegetables, meat, and spices. This vegetarian version is made extra hearty with large chunks of sweet potato, black bean, and a rich tomato base. Recipe here.
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If you haven't heard of goulash, it's basically a Hungarian "everything" stew made with vegetables, meat, and spices. This vegetarian version is made extra hearty with large chunks of sweet potato, black bean, and a rich tomato base. Recipe here.

5. Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Burrito Bowl

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When you slow cook chicken with onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin, and top it all with a layer of cheese, beautiful things happen. Recipe here.

6. Avocado And Black Bean Salad

Make a large batch of this filling salad, and have it as a side or main dish over the course of a whole week. Recipe here.
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Make a large batch of this filling salad, and have it as a side or main dish over the course of a whole week. Recipe here.

7. Chicken And Black Bean Soup

Any recipe that includes avocado, jalapeño slices, and tortilla strips, and that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes is a keeper in my book. Recipe here.
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Any recipe that includes avocado, jalapeño slices, and tortilla strips, and that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes is a keeper in my book. Recipe here.

8. Crunchy Black Bean Taquitos

Some people might consider these an appetizer, but TBH I could easily clean off a plate of these for dinner. Recipe here.
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Some people might consider these an appetizer, but TBH I could easily clean off a plate of these for dinner. Recipe here.

9. Black Bean Tacos

The real star of this taco recipe is the last step, which has you cooking each taco to a crispy, crunchy finish. to Recipe here.
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The real star of this taco recipe is the last step, which has you cooking each taco to a crispy, crunchy finish. to Recipe here.

10. Cuban Chicken And Mango Salsa Bowl

Marinate the chicken and let it rest overnight for the fullest flavor. Recipe here.
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Marinate the chicken and let it rest overnight for the fullest flavor. Recipe here.

11. Black Bean Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Simple, filling, and perfect for a weekday lunch. Recipe here.
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Simple, filling, and perfect for a weekday lunch. Recipe here.

12. Spicy Black Bean Empanadas

Make a batch of these for your next dinner party, and you're guaranteed to make like, at least three new friends. Recipe here.
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Make a batch of these for your next dinner party, and you're guaranteed to make like, at least three new friends. Recipe here.

13. Avocado and Black Bean Breakfast Sandwich

You'll speed through your morning emails with this in your belly. Recipe here.
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You'll speed through your morning emails with this in your belly. Recipe here.

14. Southwest Black Bean Pasta Salad

Make it dairy-free by using this Ranch dressing. Recipe here.
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Make it dairy-free by using this Ranch dressing. Recipe here.

15. Fudge Brownies With Black Beans

The black beans replace the usual eggs and oil, resulting in a slightly lighter (but just as delicious) dessert. Recipe here.
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The black beans replace the usual eggs and oil, resulting in a slightly lighter (but just as delicious) dessert. Recipe here.

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