Black beans and corn are a classic combo. They taste great on their own, but there are also so many other ways to use them. You can make burgers, chili, salad, and more! Black beans are corn are great because they’re cheap, easy to stock up on and keep in your pantry for a rainy day, and they are quite healthy. What’s not to love? With two simple ingredients, you can make so many different recipes. So, next time you’re at the store grab a few cans of each and get ready to try out these 15 black bean and corn recipes!
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1. Mexican Black Bean Chorizo Burgers with Cilantro-Lime Corn Fritters
The ultimate vegan Mexican burgers! This Mexican-inspired burger packs a punch of flavor with a chorizo-flavored black bean patty, topped with crispy cilantro-lime corn fritters, smothered in a refreshing ranch dressing! Pure perfection! You have to try Mexican Black Bean Chorizo Burgers with Cilantro-Lime Corn Fritters by Anna Sue!
2. Three Bean and Green Lentil Chili
Completely plant-based and good for you, this Three Bean and Green Lentil Chili by Julie Zimmer will be your new favorite dish! Now that the evenings are cooler, why not make a big pot of spicy chili.
3. Spicy Black Bean Patties with Sriracha Aioli
These Spicy Black Bean Patties with Sriracha Aioli by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD have tons of flavor and can be served with your favorite toppings. The Sriracha Aioli makes a perfect addition, but enjoying them with bbq sauce is also a good choice. For the full experience, be sure to include a side of fries!
4. Cowboy Caviar
Source: Cowboy Caviar
Serve this Cowboy Caviar by Wholesome LLC as your next gathering or when you need to bring a dish to pass. It would be delish served with chips, as “salsa” for a baked potato, on top of a toasted English muffin, or another other avenue you can think of.
5. Black Bean Empanadas
Source: Black Bean Empanadas
6. Butternut Squash Black Bean Corn Stew
This Butternut Squash Black Bean Corn Stew by Melissa Tedesco is a beautiful stew. It is packed full of fresh flavors like coriander and red pepper and bold spices like cumin and chili. Plus, it is so hearty and filling. So good!
7. Roasted Tomato, Black Bean and Corn Salsa
8. Black Beans with Corn and Tomato Relish
You can serve this hearty bean salad at room temperature or chilled. It tastes better if it’s allowed to sit overnight so the flavors can develop, but if you are short on time, you can eat it right away and it will still taste amazing. This Black Beans with Corn and Tomato Relish recipe is excerpted from The Everything® Mediterranean Instant Pot® Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers. Copyright © 2020 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.
9. Corn and Black Bean Chips
Source: Corn and Black Bean Chips
The inspiration for these Corn and Black Bean Chips by Annie Oliverio comes from a bag of Garden of Eatin’ Black Bean Corn Tortilla Chips but mine are (mostly) raw, contain no oil, and no ingredient shenanigans. The bright flavors of cilantro and lime really bring these chips alive. Being mostly raw and all.
10. Mexican Quinoa Wraps
Source: Mexican Quinoa Wraps
These Mexican Quinoa Wraps by 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.
11. Mexican Black Bean Soup With Sweet Corn, Tortilla Chips, and Avocado Cream
This Mexican Black Bean Soup With Sweet Corn, Tortilla Chips, and Avocado Cream by Cassidy Payne is richly infused with sweet tomatoes, spicy chili, tangy lime juice, and fragrant coriander for an authentic Mexican flavor. This perfectly balanced soup, topped with avocado cream and crispy baked tortilla chips, makes for a hearty and healthy every-day meal. Enjoy a big bowl of it on a chilly winter day — all those spices will keep you warm.
12. Sriracha Black Bean Burgers
Source: Sriracha Black Bean Burgers
Crispy and slightly golden on the outside, chewy on the inside with the perfect blend of spiciness, smokiness, and sweetness, these Sriracha Black Bean Burgers by Lucie Javorska are love at first bite. While some healthy dishes may not be considered filling enough, this burger provides long-lasting, delicious energy! Top them with a generous splash of chili sauce for an extra spicy kick or a dollop of vegan sour cream if you’d like to tune the heat down a bit instead.
13. Mexican Quinoa Bowl
Source: Mexican Quinoa Bowl
This Mexican Quinoa Bowl by Pavani Nandula is packed with healthy ingredients and tons of flavor. The cashew cheese sauce is absolutely amazing and 100% vegan. Burrito bowls are a great vegan staple because they’re tasty, filling, simple to make, and much easier to eat than their tortilla-wrapped counterpart. The slightly salty and umami-flavored cashew queso adds a ton of flavor to the bowl. You won’t miss real cheese or sour cream at all. Even picky eaters of the house will love this vegan burrito bowl. You can change out the quinoa for any other grain and the beans for a different kind of bean. Just don’t forget the cashew queso––it’s the star of this dish!
14. Easy 5 Bean Salad
Source: Easy 5 Bean Salad
This Easy 5 Bean Salad by Kristen Genton is such a great recipe to keep in the fridge for lunches, to add to salads, or even to take to potlucks! Not to mention, it will take about 5 minutes to make. Can’t go wrong with a time saver like that.
15. Southwestern Tofu Scramble With Roast Potatoes
A hearty breakfast full of flavor and vibrant colors! The southwestern flavors in this Southwestern Tofu Scramble With Roast Potatoes by Rini Desai are the perfect way to start the day. Tofu is crumbled and cooked with black beans, corn, bell pepper, and Tex-Mex-inspired spices, then served with hearty roasted potatoes. Good morning!
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