Best Bean Recipes to Make This Week and EVERY Week!

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Beans are a cheap and delicious addition to a healthy diet, and there are so many ways to use them in meals. Read on through to grab my Best Bean Recipes you can make this week, and EVERY week, all year long. I bet you already have all ingredients handy to make at least one of these easy can’t-stop-eating-delicious bean dishes!

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How to use beans

Beans are a major classic in everyday Brazilian cuisine, and it’s safe to say, we can’t really live without them. I mean, what’s not to love? They’re cheap, protein packed, absolutely delicious, and my favorite reason – they’re so versatile.

There are so many delicious ways to include beans in your regular diet whether you’re making them from scratch (my very favorite way!) or from a can. They’re great…:

  • as a side dish
  • as a main dish
  • for breakfast
  • as a snack
  • in soups and stews
  • in salads
  • and so much more!!

Now… on to our best bean recipes!

How to Cook Dry Beans on Best Bean Recipes Guide

How to Cook Dry Beans

Now here’s a skill we should all master – cooking beans from scratch! This in depth guide will walk you through everything you need to know about cooking dry beans from scratch in the instant pot. Read through to get all the info from preparing, cooking and seasoning, to storing and freezing cooked beans. With all these deets, you’ll be able to come up with your own perfect beans recipe.

Vegan Black Beans on Best Bean Recipes Guide

Vegan Black Beans

A delicious black beans recipe that combines smokey chipotle flavors with garlic, onion and other pantry spices. What makes it even better is that it makes enough for 10 servings, so it’s perfect for a “make now, eat later” meal plan. This is the one recipe you need to ditch the canned stuff forever!

Creamy Black Bean Soup on Best Bean Recipes Guide

Creamy Black Bean Soup

If you’ve never had a bean soup like this one, now is the time! It’s delicious, hearty, packed full of comforting flavors and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s an easy black bean soup recipe that you can make from canned black beans or entirely from scratch (which I recommend for the most flavor). No matter what you choose to use, just remember – Don’t skip the toppings!! They make this delicious soup even better by adding nice colors, flavors, and fun!

Black Bean Salsa on Best Bean Recipes Guide

Black Bean Salsa Recipe

This easy, simple and super delicious black bean salsa recipe is unique. It’s tangy, and vinegary, plus, it’s packed with other great flavors of easy to source ingredients you probably already have at home! It’s the perfect snack for any occasion. Save this recipe link close, and bring it out at your next tailgate party or whenever you want to show off your festa flavors and skills.

Brazilian Black Beans on Best Bean Recipes Guide

Brazilian Black Beans Recipe

This Authentic Brazilian Black Beans recipe is Brazilian Kitchen Abroad’s most popular, most LOVED recipe for a reason! It’s loaded with bacon, smoked sausage, cumin, onion, garlic, and other pantry seasonings, making this comforting, flavorful, indulgent, classic Brazilian recipe one you can easily make anywhere in the world! Bonus points go to the fact that this big batch recipe freezes wonderfully, and will make your midweek dinners a breeze! It’s the perfect family treat!!

Instant Pot Pinto Beans on Best Bean Recipes Guide

Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Make it vegan, or add in bacon and sausage. Either way, this easy instant pot pinto beans recipe is one you’ll want to make over and over again. It’s creamy and packed full of flavorful veggies and spices, and it’s perfect for taco night – yes, please!

Even the best bean recipes need some sides!!

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe

Brazilian Carrot Rice

Brazilian White Rice Recipe

Other legumes recipes you’ll love

Red Lentil Soup

Lentil Stew with Sausage and Pork

Rosemary Honey Pork Loin & Warm Lentil Salad


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  1. Fogo de Chao market table offers a wonderfully tasty cold bean salad using Gigante beans. I’d love that recipe.

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