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16 tasty bean recipes

A can of beans isn't just a cupboard staple—it's a meal staple. You'll love these easy bean recipes.

By Today's Parent

16 tasty bean recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Turkey and Bean Burrito

Serve this easy meal with a simple salad for a perfect weeknight dinner everyone will love. Get the recipe: Turkey and Bean Burrito

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Turkey, Bean, Kale and Pasta Soup

The mini star pasta in this warm and satisfying soup will charm kids instantly. If you can’t find stelline, try orzo, Israeli couscous or alphabet pasta. Get the recipe: Turkey, Bean, Kale and Pasta Soup

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Black Bean Tomato Soup with Cheese Balls

Give a new twist to black bean soup with delicious easy cheese balls. Get the recipe: Black Bean Tomato Soup with Cheese Balls

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Summery Bean Salad

This gluten-free, vegan and healthy bean salad is great for dinner, packed lunches and picnics. Get the recipe: Summery Bean Salad

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Fish and Green Bean Packages

Baking in parchment (en papillote) allows the fish to steam while it cooks, creating a super-moist and flavour-infused dish. Tucking the beans in along with the fish makes this an all-in-one meal – and kids love the fun presentation. Get the recipe: Fish and Green Bean Packages

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Vince Noguchi

Chicken and White Bean Chili

Trying to get kids to eat chili? Give them a bowl of mostly broth with a biscuit or bread for dipping. They’ll get used to the flavour and then start enjoying the rest. Get the recipe: Chicken and White Bean Chili

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Tex-Mex Black Beans on Rice

Beans on rice is the ultimate last-minute meal. You’ve likely got both key ingredients in the cupboard and it cooks up in less than 30 minutes. Bonus: this dish can be easily transformed—use it to fill tacos or top it with a fried egg. Get the recipe: Tex-Mex Black Beans on Rice

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Smoky Campfire Beans

This side dish can be made entirely ahead and reheated at your campsite—almost as easy as cracking a can of beans, but way more delicious. Get the recipe: Smoky Campfire Beans

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Vegan Tofu Scramble Tacos

Tofu is a convincing scrambled egg stand-in thanks to mild, golden turmeric. Get the recipe: Vegan Tofu Scramble Tacos

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

A big batch of baked beans made in the slow cooker yields a few meals—use them in tacos, over rice or along with eggs and toast. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Baked Beans

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chili Mac

The bold (but not too spicy) flavours of chili merge with the classic comfort food in this oh-so-cheesy chili mac. Get the recipe: Chili Mac

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Embrace a meatless meal with this satisfying and flavour-packed taco salad. Get the recipe: Vegetarian Taco Salad

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Mexican Quinoa

This healthy and satisfying one-pot meal also makes an excellent filling for a wrap or burrito. Get the recipe: Mexican Quinoa

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Campfire Huevos Rancheros

Scrambled eggs and beans in tortillas have breakfast all rolled up. Get the recipe: Campfire Huevos Rancheros

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Make-Ahead Lentil Chili

Minimum prep for maximum payoff: a warm, hearty bowl of chili to slurp. Get the recipe: Make-Ahead Lentil Chili

16 tasty bean recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Supper Nachos

Take the snack we all know and love from just an appetizer to a full-on meal with this easy recipe. Get the recipe: Supper Nachos

16 tasty bean recipes

This article was originally published on Mar 22, 2019
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