15 Delicious Vegan Black Bean Recipes

Black beans are a fantastic ingredient for a range of dishes. Whether it’s added to create a creamy texture, ground as a powder to make flour, or used as a paste to make a unique buttery sauce, the possibilities of what can be done with black beans are endless.

15 Delicious Vegan Black Bean Recipes

It’s no surprise that black beans are a popular staple amongst vegan diets. They not only taste great but they also offer great nutritional value which makes them great for adding to meals. 

To help you uncover the potential of black beans, we’ll share with you 15 delicious vegan black bean recipes. 

1. Midwest Foodie | Vegan Black Bean Chili

Midwest Foodie offers a delicious vegan black bean chili recipe. The recipe is packed full of bold Mexican-inspired flavors. Not only does this recipe make a tasty dish, but the combination of ingredients also makes for a colorful and appetizing bowl.

This dish is packed with over 50% of your required daily fiber in a single serving. This is a great recipe if you’re looking for a filling, fueling, and guilt-free dish. Taking only 15 minutes to make, this recipe is also a quick and easy meal choice for those busy days.

This recipe offers great suggestions of substitutions and garnishes ideas to help you take the dish to the next level. 

This recipe:

  • Takes 15 minutes to prepare and cook 
  • Serves 8

2. My Darling Vegan | Black Beans And Rice

My Darling Vegan offers a quick and fueling dish of black beans and rice. This recipe is packed full of protein and rich and refreshing flavors. This wholesome meal is loaded with sweetness, spice, and zest.

This recipe only takes 30 minutes to make which makes this dish a perfect meal choice for weekdays as it is super quick and effortless to make and prepare. Not only is this recipe highly nutritious and vegan, but it is also suitable for a gluten-free diet. 

This recipe: 

  • Takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook 
  • Serves 4

3. Cookie + Kate | Spicy Black Bean Soup

Cookie + Kate offers an indulgent black bean soup recipe. This recipe is inspired by bold Cuban flavors and spices that make for a deliciously spicy, herby, and zesty dish. Packed full of nutritious ingredients, this dish makes a healthy and filling meal.

The use of black beans and avocado gives the soup a rich texture. This is a great recipe choice for a cold winter night or if you’re looking for a fueling meal. This recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare which makes it an ideal recipe for a quick and easy meal. 

This recipe:

  • Takes a total of 55 minutes to prepare and cook
  • Serves 6-8

4. The Spruce Eats | Vegan Frijoles Negros (Black Beans)

The Spruce Eats offer a classic frijoles negros recipe that will tickle your tastebuds. Frijoles negros (black beans) is considered a classic staple dish in Mexican cuisine. It’s a quick, simple, and super healthy dish that offers vibrant flavors. This dish can either be served as a side dish or as a filling for burritos.

This recipe is best prepared and served fresh and hot. This is a great recipe choice for serving at a party or a special occasion as it’s a great sharing option especially with the addition of burritos and other fillings. 

This recipe:

  • Takes 10 minutes to prepare and 3 hours, 30 minutes to cook 
  • Serves 10-12 

5. All Recipes | Vegan Black Bean Soup

All Recipes offers a rich and hearty vegan black bean soup recipe. This recipe is packed full of nutritious ingredients which are blended to make a thick and creamy soup. The recipe is super quick and easy to prepare to make it an easy meal choice.

This soup recipe is ideal for warming up on cold days or for when you’re feeling run down and need a health boost. The recipe makes a dish that is loaded with rich, zesty, and spicy flavors.

This recipe:

  • Takes 15 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook
  • Serves 6

6. Crowded Kitchen | Vegan Cuban Black Beans

Crowded Kitchen offers a delicious recipe for making Cuban-inspired vegan black beans. This recipe contains slow-cooked black beans that are infused with Cuban flavors and spices. This recipe makes a dish that’s packed full of vibrant, rich, and smoky flavors with a subtle hint of spice and zest.

Traditional Cuban black bean recipes tend to contain meat such as smoked ham which gives the dish its smokiness. However, this recipe really mixes things up by using vegetable and spice alternatives such as adding jalapenos and soy sauce to create a smoky flavor whilst keeping the dish vegan.

This is a recipe that makes a great side dish for a great meat-free meal accompanied with rice or a salad. 

This recipe:

  • Takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to prepare and cook
  • Serves 8

7. My Plantiful Cooking | Spicy Vegan Mexican Rice and Black Beans

My Plantiful Cooking offers a satisfying vegan Mexican rice and black bean recipe. This recipe makes an incredibly tasty and aromatic dish. Made in a single pot, this recipe is super quick and easy to make with minimal preparation required.

This is a great recipe for making a meal prep dish as it can be frozen and stored well for a couple of days which makes this a great recipe choice for making school or work meals for the week. This recipe is made with a handful of ingredients that could easily be found in your pantry.

It can be made either as a standalone meal or as a burrito or taco filling. 

This recipe:

  • Takes 5 minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to cook
  • Serves 8

8. BBC Food | Vegan Black Bean Enchiladas

BBC Food offers a delicious family-friendly vegan black bean enchiladas recipe. This is an ideal recipe for making as a midweek meal or for brunch.

The black bean filling from this recipe can be frozen and stored for up to 3 days making this recipe a great choice for preparing in advance if you have a busy schedule. The recipe is super easy to make and contains a combination of bold and flavourful ingredients. 

This recipe: 

  • Takes 30 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to an hour to cook
  • Serves 4-6

9. From My Bowl | Vegan Chipotle Black Bean Chili

From My Bowl offers a wholesome chipotle black bean chili. This recipe is the ultimate comfort food recipe. The recipe contains a host of pantry staples that make for a delicious and effortless meal.

The recipe is not only packed full of fiber, nutrients, and plant-based protein, it is also loaded with rich and bold flavors and spices. The addition of chipotle peppers works to give this dish an extra kick that brings a smoky and tangy flavor.

The unique addition of cacao powder works to give this dish an extra rich flavor and creamy texture. This is a great choice for a hearty meal. 

This recipe: 

  • Takes a total of 20 minutes to prepare and cook
  • Serves 6 
  • Is gluten-free

10. The Pesky Vegan | Black Bean Curry With Tomatoes And Cashew Cream

The Pesky Vegan offers a rich and creamy black bean curry recipe. This recipe contains a unique combination of ingredients. Instead of using coconut milk as the base ingredient for this dish, the recipe really pushes the boat out by using homemade cashew cream as a substitute.

The use of this substitute makes for a dish that is rich, creamy, dairy-free, gluten-free, and high in plant-based protein. This recipe is an ideal choice for meal prepping or making after a busy day as it is quick and easy to prepare and cook and can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

This recipe: 

  • Takes a total of 30 minutes to prepare and cook
  • Serves 4 

11. Cooking | Vegan Coconut-Ginger Black Beans

Cooking offers a rich and velvety vegan coconut-ginger black bean recipe. This recipe contains a wholesome combination of beans and coconut milk. This recipe is inspired by African and Caribbean dishes that use a mix of beans and coconut milk such as Nigerian frejon and Haitian sos pwa nwa.

This recipe offers a vibrant flavor of fresh ginger and lime that gives the coconut cream extra flavor. This recipe makes a great side dish that is a fantastic accompaniment to rice. 

This recipe: 

  • Takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook
  • Serves 4 

12. Lazy Cat Kitchen | Vegan Black Bean Tacos 

Lazy Cat Kitchen offers a vibrant and colorful vegan black bean taco recipe. This recipe will make you want to make it taco Tuesday every day! This recipe is inspired by bold Mexican flavors. The recipe makes a delicious meal that is packed full of colorful and nutritious ingredients that are bursting with flavor and texture.

This recipe is a great meal choice for entertaining. Though it can get a little messy, it’s a great way to interact with guests over-sharing great food. With a sprinkle of coriander and chili, you can make this dish into a real showstopper. 

This recipe: 

  • Takes 60 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook 
  • Serves 12 

13. Searching For Spice | Vegan Lentil Chilli With Black Beans

Searching for Spice offers a heart-warming vegan lentil chili with black beans recipe. This recipe is a great choice for making a light but filling meal. With this recipe making enough for 4, this dish is great for the whole family.

Packed full of nutritional goodness and plant-based protein, this is a perfect option for a healthy midweek meal. It can be easily stored and frozen for meal preparation and making in advance. This recipe is flexible as it can be served as a made dish or as a side.

It contains ingredients that are bursting with flavor, color, and texture. With the addition of chilis, lime and coriander, the dish offers a spicy but refreshing flavor for a warm and wholesome meal. 

This recipe:

  • Takes 1 hour to prepare and cook
  • Serves 4 

14. It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken | Vegan Pepper Black Bean Stir-Fry (With Vegan Pepper Steak) 

It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken offers a delicious vegan alternative to a classic Chinese-American pepper steak stir-fry dish. Instead of using steak, this recipe uses black beans as a substitute. The use of black beans offers a subtle but unique flavor that can be paired effortlessly with ginger, garlic, and peppers.

This substitute works to give the dish an amazingly rich and spicy flavor without the meat. This recipe makes a super healthy, indulgent, and filling guilt-free meal. This is a great meal choice for making on a busy weeknight as it only uses 10 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to prepare. 

This recipe:

  • Takes a total of 15 minutes to prepare and cook 
  • Serves 4 

15. The Foodie Takes Flight | Vegan Jjajangmyeon (Noodles In Black Bean Sauce)

The Foodie Takes Flight offers a delicious comfort food recipe of noodles in black bean sauce. A classic Korean-Chinese fusion noodle dish. This is a great meal option for satisfying noodle cravings. The recipe is loaded with a delicious selection of vegetables that are used to substitute the traditional use of pork.

The use of black bean paste works to coat the noodles in a deliciously rich sauce that offers a bold burst of sweet and savory flavors. 

This recipe:

  • Takes a total of 40 minutes to prepare and cook 
  • Serves 6 

Takeaway 

Each of the recipes presented, give you just a glimpse of what can be done with black beans. From creating rich and creamy soups to making chili and burrito fillings, the potential of what can be done with black beans is endless.

Use this list of amazing recipes as a guide to help you get started with creating your own dishes. Don’t be afraid to try out some of the suggested substitutes to make the recipes your own.

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