Black beans are a great ingredient to incorporate more of into your diet. Not only are they delicious, but they can add a great boost of protein to your meals! These 15 high-protein recipes featuring black beans from our Food Monster App are totally awesome and sure to be meals that you’re going to add to your list of favorites. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!
1. High-Protein Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas
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These nutrient-dense High Protein Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas from Helyn Dunn will give you something to smile about! Lots of flavor, crunchy on the outside, warm and tasty on the inside… a delightful and healthy lunch!
2. Colombian Black Bean Stew
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Not only is this Colombian Black Bean Stew from Kimberly Espinel super easy to make and utterly delicious, but it’s also extremely healthy, full of plant-based protein and fiber. It’s proof that healthy plant-based food does not need to be complicated or expensive. It uses inexpensive foods like black beans, onion, and garlic to make a hearty meal, especially when served with a side of grains and topped with sliced avocado.
3. Black Bean Tamales
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Corn, black beans, tomatoes and fiery spices, all cooked in a little corn husk pocket. Voila! These Black Bean Tamales from Amy Height make for a super simple meal. Plus, the tamale filling makes an uber-fueling breakfast (over kale) if you have any leftover!
4. Black Bean Pudding
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This Black Bean Pudding from Nikki Stokes is packed with nutrient-dense whole foods, but no-one will care. They’ll only care that it’s the best tasting chocolate pudding they’ve ever had! So feel free to start sneaking the goodness of black beans into everyone’s day, wherever you go.
5. Protein-Packed Burrito Bowls
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These Protein-Packed Burrito Bowls from Medha Swaminathan are both vegan and gluten-free and packed with spices and fresh herbs. They’re delicious, hearty, colorful, and not that hard to make! I won’t lie to you and say they’re super easy, but I will say they are worth the effort and very ‘Instagrammable’.
6. Black Bean Lasagna
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Need more beans in your diet? Look no further than this Black Bean Lasagna from Lan Pham Wilson! High in protein and fiber to help you stay full, warm, and comforting, this dish is perfect for get-togethers or when you’re just craving a hot meal.
7. Mango Black Bean Tacos With Fresh Pico de Gallo and Guacamole
Want an amazing and delightful lunch? Have some refreshing Mango Black Bean Tacos With Fresh Pico de Gallo and Guacamole from Travis Piper! Simple grilled tortillas, custom-made smokey black beans, pico de gallo with the freshest blood red tomatoes ever, mango puree, and fresh guacamole. Add lime juice and minced onion for a fresh and bright zing.
8. Mushroom, Beet, and Black Bean Burger
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Mushrooms, beets, and black beans. The combination of these three ingredients creates a magnificently meaty burger. Not to mention, mushrooms and roasted beets provide you with that fantastic fifth taste: umami. You’re really going to dig this tasty Mushroom, Beet, and Black Bean Burger from Kayli Dice!
9. Mexican Quinoa Wraps
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These Mexican Quinoa Wraps from Florian Nouh are lovely fresh gems. There is no big secret here – all you need to make this on-the-go lunch or after-workout snack is gluten-free tortilla wraps, a bunch of vegetables, beans, and some cooked quinoa. One of the many aspects you’ll enjoy so much about it is its versatility – it can be used as fillings in cannelloni, in bowls or stews, in salads … you name it.
10. Protein Fried Rice With Mung Bean Sprouts and Black Beans
When you’re making fried rice the options are endless, you could use whatever veggie you prefer and season it to your own liking. This Protein Fried Rice With Mung Bean Sprouts and Black Beans recipe from Anarki “AJ” Tjon Affo is inspired by Mexican and Chinese cuisine. You could always substitute the vegetables for ones that are more available or preferable for you.
11. Black Bean Salsa
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12. High Protein Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers
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Love spicy food? You will love these spicy High Protein Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers from Rene Barker. Each patty is packed with beans, onions, and garlic, plus spicy brown mustard, Sriracha, and jalapeños. These burgers are also freezer-friendly, so you can make a big batch and just freeze them for a later date.
13. High-Protein Sweet Plantains and Stewed Black Bean Bowl
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This High-Protein Sweet Plantains and Stewed Black Bean Bowl from Elsie Kruz is hearty, spicy, and oh so delicious. This is a great comfort dish, and pan-frying the plantains just makes it extra special.
14. Black Bean Tacos With Persimmon Salsa and Lime Crema
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The beans in these Black Bean Tacos With Persimmon Salsa and Lime Crema from Rebekah Waters are spiced with cumin, coriander, cinnamon, black pepper and cayenne and get an extra hit of flavor from a trickle of maple syrup and lime juice. They simmer away with some soft and sweet slowly cooked red onion and garlic, cooking down to create a hearty and comforting filling for your tacos. The salsa is sweet from persimmon, tangy with lime, and fresh thanks to a big hit of chopped coriander and spring onion. The lime crema brings it all together. Served with an extra squeeze of lime and a handful of coriander and perhaps a cold Mexican beer and you are good to go!
15. Black Bean Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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Made with black beans, this Black Bean Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe from The Plant-Based Londoner is packed full of plant-based protein and dietary fiber, keeping you full and satisfied for longer. The fresh guacamole adds a beautifully creamy taste, and the coconut yoghurt perfectly mimics the taste of sour cream.
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