Beans are one of the best sources of plan-protein. Even those who aren’t vegan should be including a variety of different beans in their diet for their multitude of health benefits. Aside from protein, they are full of vitamins and fiber and make a fulling addition to any dish! These 15 bean recipes from are delicious ways to cook with beans, from curry to soup to burritos! Give one of these bean recipes a try!
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1. Butterbean & Barley Root Vegetable Stew
This Butterbean & Barley Root Vegetable Stew by Jenny Marie is made with seasonal ingredients and is full of delicious flavors! Plus, it’s really easy to make! You could sub the carrot, parsnip, and swede for other vegetables of your choice, if you so desire. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash – all would work well here. Serve it with some warm bread and you’ve got yourself a delicious, autumnal meal. This Root Vegetable Stew is fantastic!
2. Instant Pot Maple BBQ Baked Beans
Baked beans are total comfort food. They are filling, flavorful, and cozy! These homemade baked beans are nutritious, delicious, super easy, and inexpensive! The ingredient list may look long, but these beans come together quickly and have a deep, rich combination of spicy, tangy, sweet, and smoky flavors.While an instant pot makes this process faster, you can also use a slow cooker! Try makes these Maple BBQ Baked Beans by Tara Sunshine next time you want something cozy! You won’t be disappointed.
3. Black Bean and Tofu Tacos
Source: Black Bean and Tofu Tacos
These Black Bean and Tofu Tacos by Vicky Coates are perfect for your next Taco Tuesday. Crispy Taco Shells filled with a tasty tofu and black bean mixture is a combination you just can’t beat. This recipes is super quick and easy––you’ll be able to whip it up in less than 30 minutes! Plus, black beans are just such a great vegan staple. They are so versatile, not to mention packed with protein and fibre! When you combine the black beans with the tofu it makes for a great complete protein source that is as tasty and as filling as any meat dish! Try making these Black Bean and Tofu Tacos next time you need a filling, tasty, and quick vegan dinner!
4. Easy 5 Bean Salad
Source: Easy 5 Bean Salad
This 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. Try this Easy 5 Bean Salad by Kristen Genton.
5. Spicy ‘Baked’ Beans
Source: Spicy ‘Baked’ Beans
6. Black Bean Falafel
Source: Black Bean Falafel
Black Bean Falafel by Yana Chistyakova are full of protein and flavor! Seasoned with garlic, parsley, cilantro, salt, and pepper, they are the perfect savory snack or meal! They are great to pack in lunch boxes or bring on-the-go. You can also put them on salads, rice, veggies, or anything else you want! These black bean falafel taste delicious and are so easy to make! What more could you ask for?
7. Smoky Pinto Bean-Beet Burgers
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A homemade veggie burger is a welcome alternative to beef—at least in theory. But too many are either mushy or dry and lack flavor. For a modern burger with superior composition, these Smoky Pinto Bean-Beet Burgers by Nutritious Delicious stepped beyond run-of-the-mill bean patties and combined pinto beans with sweet, earthy beets, rich walnuts, and chewy bulgur. This not only delivered fantastic texture and flavor, but amassed an enviable nutritional profile for a burger: protein and fiber from beans, minerals and vitamins from the bulgur and beets, and omega-3 fatty acids from the walnuts.
8. Black Bean Burgers
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A gorgeous black bean burger for your vegan burger-loving heart! Restaurant veggie burgers can often fall short of expectations. Luckily, making your own is pretty easy. These Black Bean Burgers by Helyn Dunn are loaded with flavor! It’s also soft, but holds together well enough to pick it up in a bun and eat it with your hands. The texture is absolutely perfect!
9. Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos
These vegan Breakfast Burritos by Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan are easy, hearty, and fun, packing a whopping 20 grams of protein each, which will help you power through your busy mornings. They’re also economical. Not a fan of tofu? Substitute crumbled tempeh. Need a soy-free option? Substitute crumbled seitan. Make the spice blend in advance to save time—double the recipe to keep extra on hand for spicing up a basic tofu scramble or roasted potatoes. It’s seriously delicious!
10. Sweet Potato, Poblano, and Black Bean Tacos
Sweet Potato, Poblano, and Black Bean Tacos by Nutritious Delicious are a super delicious plant-based taco choice! They are easy to make and full of protein. What’s not to love? Tacos are often focused on rich meats, but we wanted a delicious version that was all about vegetables. Our favorite combination turned out to be sweet potatoes and poblano chiles, which we seasoned with fragrant garlic, cumin, coriander, and oregano. Roasting produced caramelized exteriors and tender interiors. Try these sweet potato black bean tacos for your next lunch or dinner!
11. Italian Minestrone
Source: Italian Minestrone
12. Spicy Pumpkin Chili
Source: Spicy Pumpkin Chili
13. Hearty Curry With Chickpeas, Beans, and Potatoes
Here’s an absolutely delicious gluten-free plant-based dish for dinner tonight! Make a 30-minute hearty and creamy Indian flavored vegan curry with chickpeas, potatoes and red beans. Try this Hearty Curry by Nele Liivlaid.
14. Rice & Bean Burgers
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15. Tuscan Bean Stew
Source: Tuscan Bean Stew
This hearty Tuscan Bean Stew by Julia Winnicki is filling, deeply satisfying and brimming with flavor. Soaking the beans overnight not only helps get rid of the protective enzymes, which are hard for your body to digest, but also softens the skins. Beans are a nutrient dense food and a great source of proteins, fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients. The fiber and healthy starches in beans can help prevent food cravings.
If you like these vegan bean recipes, check out this post: Think You Don’t Like Beans? These 25 Recipes Will Make You Love Them!
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