Enchiladas that are offer something to please everyone, whether vegetarians or carnivores, including a simple yet spectacular green chile sauce.
This is why we have pressure cookers. Because they render an inexpensive cut of pork and plain pinto beans into a smoky, soulful, put-your-spoon-down-and-sigh chili in a fraction of the usual time.
It's remarkable what you can do with a can of beans. Here it's transformed into a pretty classy purée (aka poor man's hummus).
An already soul-satisfying Middle Eastern classic made even more enticing thanks to the addition of white beans and charred vegetables.
Senate Bean Soup5/23
A winter classic made with navy beans, a ham hock, and a handful of pantry ingredients that somehow meld together into a sum that's far, far superlative to its parts.
Roasting grape tomatoes intensifies their flavor and makes them all the more enticing in this anytime-of-year vegetarian tapas.
Tuscan Bean Soup7/23
A classic Italian vegetable soup that just happens to be loaded with so-called super foods such as kale. Seems Nonna's known what's best all along.
Beans and rice is a staple dish in many cultures. But it’s something sorta special in Cuba. Words can't quite do it justice, actually.
The best vegetarian chili recipe we've ever tried. Even better, it's easy to make, just spicy enough, and can even be made in the slow cooker.
White Bean Dip10/23
Essentially a milder, smoother, awesome-er riff on traditional hummus, this white bean dip is gonna make you like eating healthy.
An Italian classic, this simple side is far more impressive than the usual mixed green salad.
Fast and flavorful and a favorite of our own Fatty Daddy—er, David Leite—this chili is a knockout. The only thing is, well, um, it's not quite chili.
A stick-to-your-ribs recipe in which plain old pintos are doctored up with apple cider, onion, salt pork, molasses, and mustard. Amen.
Black Bean Taquitos14/23
So lovely you're not even going to notice that they're vegetarian. But your guests will appreciate that fact. And you'll appreciate the taste.
Black Bean Burger15/23
Easy. Healthy. Spicy. Vegan. And satiating as heck. That's what you get from this inspired collision of ingredients that come together in the form of a veggie burger.
Made from scratch yet quick and easy, these beans just may alter the way you think about barbecue beans forever.
Quick Navy-Bean Stew17/23
Ready in just half an hour, this simple but not unsophisticated stew brings you all the complexity of one that simmered twice as long. Sorry, Campbell's.
If you're looking for a lively dish, this is not it. Rather, it contains hints of Tuscany here and there in a subdued fashion.
Put simply, this dish is perfectly cooked beans and stewed tomatoes hanging out on creamy, cheesy polenta.
A hippy dippy wrap if ever there was one. Slather on avocado and salsa fixings for starters, then ad lib to your heart's hippiest content.
A French tradition born of necessity that, over the years, has been transformed into something that seems far, far more indulgent than putting to use leftovers.
Simply toss everything into the slow cooker and walk away. And just as compelling for its taste as well as its ease.
This Havana-style black bean soup is gonna surprise you with just how intensely flavored it is despite calling for inexpensive everyday ingredients.