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mchopper1mchopper1 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
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I am trying to eat more protein so I bought a can of black beans. Now I don't know what to do with them. lol Would like some ideas of what you do with them. Thanks.

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  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 20,787 Member Member, Premium Posts: 20,787 Member
    I like black bean soft tacos (corn tortilla) with sweet potato chunks, a bit of some kind of calorie-efficient cheese, chopped or thin-sliced veggies (like sweet peppers, onions, whatever), salsa, maybe dab of guacamole if I have the calories, spoonful of plain nonfat Greek yogurt.

    Something like tostadas is also good; frittata with beans, veggies & salsa; stew or chili; . . . .
  • goal06082021goal06082021 Member Posts: 1,300 Member Member Posts: 1,300 Member
    1. open can
    2. eat beans

    Serious answer, black beans go great with things like sweet potatoes, or carnitas/barbacoa/chicken. Make DIY Chipotle bowls/salads or breakfast burritos.

    I've made black bean veggie burgers by pureeing black beans with an assortment of veggies (usually some combo of carrot, mushroom, onion, bell pepper or hot pepper), spices, an egg to help bind it together and breadcrumbs for structure.

    My first gourmet struggle meal in college consisted of a package of cooked, sauceless pulled pork; a can each of black beans and red beans; and the tiniest, crappiest onion you can imagine, diced up small and fried halfheartedly using my cheap-o-depot rice cooker's Saute function and some butter I stole from the dining hall. Dump everything else in, stir it up, let it simmer for like 20 minutes so the flavors can marry. Still came out delicious.
  • ehju0901ehju0901 Member Posts: 141 Member Member Posts: 141 Member
    I LOVE black beans. I think any type of burrito bowl or similar is always good. Chicken, black beans, corn, some cheese, salsa, rice/riced cauliflower, etc. Mix it in however you'd like!

    I also made a black bean chili once (just googled a recipe) that turned out OK. I'd have to switch it up a bit though because it got to be a bit lackluster for me after a couple servings.
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 5,499 Member Member Posts: 5,499 Member
    I love black beans in salad. I make a salad with just lettuce, drained rinsed black beans, and Mexican-style corn. I love it!
  • mermaidnjmermaidnj Member Posts: 133 Member Member Posts: 133 Member
    Black bean and asparagus salad many recipes on line sound but I love it
    https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/black-bean-asparagus-salad/
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 5,499 Member Member Posts: 5,499 Member
    mermaidnj wrote: »
    Black bean and asparagus salad many recipes on line sound but I love it
    https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/black-bean-asparagus-salad/

    Saved that recipe. Gonna try it with canned asparagus. Won’t be as crisp. Cross your fingers.
  • goal06082021goal06082021 Member Posts: 1,300 Member Member Posts: 1,300 Member
    @corinasue1143 oh, canned asparagus makes me sad :( are you sure you can't get at least frozen, if not fresh?
  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 5,499 Member Member Posts: 5,499 Member
    I can do fresh right now. But not for long. Hadn’t thought of frozen. Will use fresh first. If I like it, maybe frozen.

    Also, we haven’t yet said black bean burgers. Been a long time since I made them, so I forgot how. But they’re good, too. (And easy).
  • Toronto6fanToronto6fan Member Posts: 306 Member Member Posts: 306 Member
    Black bean salad with avocado, tomato's, corn is a fave here
  • sandielewis2001sandielewis2001 Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member
    I do a taco with cubed sweet potato, black beans and quinoa. Sometimes I add soy-chorizo if I am feeling fancy.

    Also love a homemade black bean burger.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 20,787 Member Member, Premium Posts: 20,787 Member
    Tonight I made black bean nachos with Beanitos chips, onion, orange bell pepper, tomatillo salsa, cheese, a bit of guacamole, and some plain Greek yogurt. You can't see beans, but I swear they're in there (smashed). 455 calories, 26g protein, 22g fat, 43g carbs, 17g fiber.
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  • 33gail3333gail33 Member Posts: 885 Member Member Posts: 885 Member
    I add black beans and spinach to my scrambled eggs for breakfast.
    I also use them to make a quick taco filling, mix in some salsa and heat (use in taco shells with mexican rice and some veggies).
    Gallo pinto (rice and beans) is my black bean favorite, but depends where you are because you have to have Salsa lizano to make it. (FYI you can get it from Amazon). But I do something similar with quinoa, spinach, peppers, with black beans and nutritional yeast.
    edited June 11
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Member Posts: 1,596 Member Member Posts: 1,596 Member
    Here’s what I did tonight with Black Beans:

    https://www.rebelrecipes.com/spiced-black-beans-turmeric-roast-cauliflower/

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    Was very good!
  • ldaltonbishopldaltonbishop Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    Black bean salsa is good cold, warm, or at room temperature. Just rinse your beans and add what you like. This recipe has nutritional information, but I my taste would run to less lime juice. You can reduce sodium by reducing the added salt. Eat the salsa as a side dish/relish or as a salad.
    https://www.thespruceeats.com/black-bean-salsa-4172306
  • michaedmichaed Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    https://dinnerthendessert.com/chipotle-black-beans-copycat/

    I make these beans any time we do a taco or fajita night. So good! They make great leftovers, too.
  • MaggieGirl135MaggieGirl135 Member Posts: 372 Member Member Posts: 372 Member
    Southwestern quinoa salad with various veggies; corn, black beans, orange bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, and a touch of cayenne. Had it today!
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