You'll enjoy adding beans to your life with this collection of 26 Delicious Bean Recipes!
Everything from side dishes, to main dishes, to soups and salads! Beans are so versatile and it is so easy, healthy and yummy to add them to your diet!
I keep reading about how healthy beans are and how that one of the things the people who live in those blue zones have in common is beans.
They eat a lot of beans. Daily usually.
Luckily for me, I love beans. We have them almost daily too.
I love them in side dishes, salads, soups and main dishes. Lately I have been really using them a lot as a side dish instead of the usual pasta or rice.
If you are a bean lover (or even if you're not) you're going to find lots to love with these recipes!
Recipes Using Black Beans.
It's no surprise to me that the majority of my recipes are using black beans. I love black beans and I love the big 10 pound bag of organic black beans that I get from Costco.
Up first I have a collection of slow cooker and Instant Pot black bean recipes.
Our Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Soup, Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole and Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls are perfect weeknight main dishes. And if you didn't get dinner started in the morning, then you're going to love our Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin with Black Beans.
Taco lovers rejoice - try our Chicken and Chorizo Tacos or our Spicy Shrimp with Mango and Black Bean Salsa Tacos. Or skip the tortillas and try this Grilled Chicken with Corn and Black Bean Salsa.
Black beans lend themselves beautifully to salads and salsas.
Try out Black Bean Salad with Avocado Dressing, Spicy Bean and Quinoa Salad, Mexican Quinoa Salad or Corn, Avocado and Black Bean Salad.
Navy Beans, Great Northern Beans, Cannellini Beans and Chickpeas.
I've combined all these white beans in one category. One big delicious category!
White beans and navy beans make two of my favorite recipes - Instant Pot Ham and Bean Soup and Boston Baked Beans.
Cannellini beans are also used a lot at our house. Rigatoni with Sausage, Cannellini Beans and Swiss Chard is pure comfort food, and our Tuna Quinoa Bowl takes healthy eating to a whole new level.
Combine cannellini beans and chickpeas for a winning combination with our Easy Three Bean Salad and our Slow Cooker White Chili with Avocado Cream.
Speaking of chickpeas, we had to include our Chickpea Salad and, of course, a classic Hummus recipe!
Kidney Beans, Black-Eyed Peas and Lima Beans.
Kidney beans really shine in our Zucchini, Corn and Bean Salad and they are perfect in our Slow Cooker Minestrone (which also has lima beans.)
I start every New Years with these Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas, but they are good year round! Try them in the fall with our Black Eyed Peas Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash.
Pinto Beans and Borlotti Beans.
We couldn't call ourselves Southerners if we didn't have a bag or two of pinto beans always in the pantry!l
I've been making this Slow Cooker Pinto Beans with Beef since college, it's that good!
You might be surprised to find that pinto beans are included in these Shredded Pork Tacos with Pumpkin Seed Slaw.
Last, but not least, I have a Borlotti Bean Minestrone. They are a little trickier to find, but so worth it!
There you have it! A collection of the best bean recipes! Which one are you going to try first?