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How To Cook Black Beans: 5 Must-Try Recipes For Bean Lovers

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How To Cook Black Beans: 5 Must-Try Recipes For Bean Lovers

Do you love black beans? With these recipes you'll be able to cook black beans in a variety of ways - from hearty soups and burgers to salads and dessert. 

Black beans are not only delicious but they are a nutritional powerhouse. They are loaded with iron, calcium and magnesium. Plus, they are rich in vitamin B6. 

Tips on How To Cook Black Beans

For the best tasting beans start with dried black beans. Follow these instructions for soaking and cooking dried beans.  Be sure to cook the black beans with aromatics such as celery, onion and carrots to boost their flavor.

If pressed for time, canned beans are a great alternative. But don't throw away the bean water - use it to make this.

How To Cook Black Beans: 5 Easy Recipes

Vegan Black Bean Stew

Chipotle powder adds a pleasant smokiness to this hearty black bean stew flavored with garlic, onions, tomatoes and peppers.

Learn how to make it.

Southwestern Rice Salad

Black beans add color and fiber to this filling rice salad peppered with corn, tomatoes, scallions and coriander.

Click here for the recipe.

Black Bean Burgers

Black beans are the perfect meat substitute in a burger. They add texture and a nice bite, especially when paired with a hint of spice.

Try this easy recipe from Allrecipes:

Black Bean Soup

Thick, creamy and filling, this black bean soup has layers of flavor thanks to chicken stock, ground cumin, jalapeño peppers and a touch of lime juice.

Get the recipe here.

Black Bean Brownies

What do brownies made with black beans taste like? Pure deliciousness! We promise.

This healthy dessert is easy to make. Just follow this recipe from YouTuber Katie Quinn:

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