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10 Things to Make with Canned Beans

Canned beans make for the ultimate quick, easy and inexpensive meal. Whether you prefer black, pinto, white or garbanzo, they're a hearty (and healthy) shortcut to prepping soups, pastas, veggie burgers and more!

Pineapple-Black Bean Enchiladas

"When I saw these, I knew I had to try them. They are amazing. My husband requested that I make them again immediately, and said to double the recipe this time!"

-Liz Kerry

Hearty Tuscan White Bean Soup

"This is very easy to make, and quite nutritious. It's even better the next day. You can really taste all of the ingredients. My husband and I both enjoyed it very much! I will definitely make this again."


Authentic Hummus

"This is a very classic, creamy, thick and yummy hummus! It is perfect for veggie dipping and has an intense chickpea flavor. I used the optional parsley, and liked it a lot."


Bean Bolognese

"This was awesome. My husband — who supposedly doesn't like whole-wheat noodles and hates carrots — ate three helpings. I will be making this often!"

-Connie Lea

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

"Costco has a chipotle black bean burger that I love, so I found this recipe and tweaked it to meet our tastes. We really enjoy these burgers. They have just enough kick to keep them interesting!"

-Kathy at

Hot Cheddar Bean Dip

"This is my go-to bean dip and has been for years — it's so adaptable. I can't remember a single time over the years that this dip didn't fly out of the's that wonderful!"


Quick Vegan Quesadillas

"This dish was very delicious and easy to make. We used our quesadilla maker and they turned out great! We'll definitely do this again."

-Chef #885413

Tuna & Bean Salad

"Since I didn't have tuna packed in oil, I added 3 teaspoons of lemon-infused olive oil. We enjoyed this along with sliced tomato and lettuce in wraps."


Garbanzo Goulash

"This is tasty, filling and low-fat! The garbanzo beans give this a meaty texture without the meat. Plus, it uses things that I usually have on hand!"


Tex-Mex Chili Soup

"This recipe goes straight into the regular rotation of soups I make for my family of soup lovers. It's quick, easy, versatile and fabulous."