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    Apr 12, 2020

    38 Easy Recipes You Can Make With A Can Of Beans

    Looking for new recipes you can make with food you already have in your pantry? We got you.

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    Now that we've all been cooking meals in our kitchens on a daily basis, you may find that you're looking for a new recipe to help break up the monotony. Or maybe you stocked up on cans of beans and are looking to jazz them up. Perhaps you don't fit into either category but are in the market for some plant-based meals you can make at home. Whatever your needs, the following recipes will hopefully cause you to never look at beans the same way again!

    1. Easy Black Bean Soup

    Eating Bird Food / Via eatingbirdfood.com

    This recipe calls for 2½ cups of black beans (roughly 1 pound) that blend together with carrots, onions, and other goodness for a hearty and filling soup.

    2. Vegan Sloppy Joes With Beans

    Ela Vegan / Via elavegan.com

    Two cups of cannellini beans combine with tomato sauce, garlic, onions, and peppers for a delicious plant-based sloppy joe recipe.

    3. Healthy and Vegan Refried Bean Dip

    Simply Quinoa / Via simplyquinoa.com

    Layers of warm refried beans, queso, guacamole, and pico de gallo in this recipe will look impressively made and will leave you dreaming about it for days afterward.

    4. Vegan White Bean "Chicken" Parmesan

    Rabbit and Wolves / Via rabbitandwolves.com

    Yep, the "chicken" patties in this tasty recipe are made from cannellini beans! Absolute wizardry, I say.

    5. Easy Vegan Chickpea Curry

    Vegan Huggs / Via veganhuggs.com

    Easy for beginner chefs to prepare, this chickpea curry recipe truly lives up to its name.

    Rebel Recipes / Via rebelrecipes.com

    Red kidney beans and chickpeas are the featured legumes in this recipe, which blends lots of veggies together for a yummy warm meal.

    The Curious Chickpea / Via thecuriouschickpea.com

    This meatball recipe requires only 10 ingredients — 3 cups of chickpeas and 2 cups of rice being two of them — and will wow meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

    8. 30-Minute Tuscan White Bean Skillet

    The Wanderlust Kitchen / Via thewanderlustkitchen.com

    This recipe for a white bean skillet comes together in under half an hour. Serve with bread, over rice, or with whatever you have in your pantry!

    9. Black Bean Tamale Pie

    Delish Knowledge / Via delishknowledge.com

    Layers of black bean–and–zucchini chili and cornmeal crust in this recipe officially have me drooling.

    10. One-Pan Vegan Chickpea Shakshuka

    Yumsome / Via yumsome.com

    This tasty recipe can be made in just one pan — not that you'd ever notice it by the taste!

    11. Vegan White Bean Alfredo

    Pasta Based / Via pastabased.com

    If you're looking at these photos and wondering where the white beans are, you won't find them easily! In this recipe, they're blended together to make the Alfredo sauce itself!

    12. Vegan Black Bean Burgers

    A Virtual Vegan / Via avirtualvegan.com

    Black bean burgers are a familiar dish to vegetarians and vegans everywhere. Learn how to make your own with this zesty recipe.

    13. Chickpea Turmeric Soup

    I Love Vegan / Via ilovevegan.com

    Need a recipe that uses pantry staples and comes together within 45 minutes? Look no further.

    14. Vegan Burritos

    Vegan Heaven / Via veganheaven.org

    Black beans are the star of this delicious burrito recipe that you can make with canned black beans and canned corn. Make a bunch and save them for a full week of lunches!

    15. Spinach and Artichoke White Bean Dip

    The Simple Veganista / Via simple-veganista.com

    If you have amassed a lot of crackers in your quarantine kitchen, use them up with this classic recipe for spinach and artichoke dip.

    16. Smoky Tomato and White Bean Soup

    Vegan Huggs / Via veganhuggs.com

    If you're looking for a tomato soup recipe that is really filling, try this one!

    17. Vegan Chickpea Nuggets

    Delish Knowledge / Via delishknowledge.com

    One can of chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) can morph into these meatless "chicken" nuggets if you have a food processor or blender at home!

    Veggies Don't Bite / Via veggiesdontbite.com

    This recipe is so good, you'll forget that you're eating a can of beans.

    Rebel Recipes / Via rebelrecipes.com

    If you have white beans, you're already well on your way to this delicious-looking soup recipe.

    20. Vegan Chickpea and Rice Casserole

    From My Bowl / Via frommybowl.com

    This "dump and bake" recipe is simple to put together: Toss rice, chickpeas, broth, milk, and veggies and you're on your way to a filling meal.

    21. Healthy Baked Beans

    The Simple Veganista / Via simple-veganista.com

    If you aren't stocked up with canned baked beans in your home, try making your own with this recipe for dried beans.

    22. The Best Vegan Chickpea Salad

    Vegan Blueberry / Via veganblueberry.com

    If you've never made a chickpea salad, you must try this recipe! You can use it in sandwiches, salads, or anything else you'd use chicken or tuna salad in.

    23. Fully Loaded Black Bean Nachos

    Two Spoons / Via twospoons.ca

    I don't know about you, but nachos are one of my comfort foods. Learn how to make a spread like you see here with this recipe.

    24. The Best Hummus

    From My Bowl / Via frommybowl.com

    Have chickpeas, will make hummus. Get the recipe here.

    25. Vegan Red Beans and Rice

    Thyme and Joy / Via thymeandjoy.com

    This recipe can be used with dried beans or canned beans or made with an Instant Pot.

    26. Vegan White Bean Soup With Potatoes

    Ela Vegan / Via elavegan.com

    Cooked white beans are the star of this simple recipe for a savory and satisfying soup.

    27. 3-Ingredient Black Bean Dip

    Bites of Wellness / Via bitesofwellness.com

    Black beans, salsa, and cumin spice are all you need to make this quick and easy recipe.

    The Simple Veganista / Via simple-veganista.com

    Give your regular pasta salad some oomph by using this recipe and adding a can of chickpeas.

    29. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew

    Healthy Living James / Via healthylivingjames.co.uk

    There's not much better than a stew to cook in these trying times — try this recipe, which features beans and sweet potatoes!

    30. Vegan Chickpea Scramble

    Vegan Bell / Via veganbell.com

    Need a breakfast dish that uses beans? You're all set with this recipe for a chickpea scramble that's filling and full of veggies.

    31. Broccoli Chickpea Curry

    Bakerita / Via bakerita.com

    This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and a total crowd-pleaser.

    32. Instant Pot Black Beans and Brown Rice

    Cozy Peach Kitchen / Via cozypeachkitchen.com

    If you have an Instant Pot, this recipe comes together quicker than you can say, "I'm hungry."

    33. Chickpea Cheese Sauce

    Healthy Midwestern Girl / Via healthymidwesterngirl.com

    Another recipe where you can't exactly *see* where the beans are...but they are actually used in this sauce for a scrumptious mac 'n' cheese!

    34. Vegan Chickpea Tomato Ragù

    The Vegan 8 / Via thevegan8.com

    This recipe will show you how to make a hearty and chunky tomato sauce to spread on top of the pasta of your choice.

    35. Cowboy Beans

    Contentedness Cooking / Via contentednesscooking.com

    Yeehaw! This recipe requires *6* cups of beans to make a stewlike meal that anyone would love.

    36. Vegan Bean Stew With Fennel

    Lazy Cat Kitchen / Via lazycatkitchen.com

    The fennel in this particular stew gives a unique flavor that's bound to excite whoever's sitting at your dinner table. Get the recipe here.

    37. Vegan Chickpea Stir-Fry Bowl

    Build Your Bite / Via buildyourbite.com

    You can use up so many canned goodies in this stir-fry recipe: canned corn, canned water chestnuts, and canned chickpeas!

    38. Firecracker Chickpea Meatballs

    Connoisserurus Veg / Via connoisseurusveg.com

    Another meatball recipe? You bet. This recipe also uses chickpeas but is extra spicy — taste buds, beware!

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