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10 Speedy Protein-Packed Dinners Made With Canned Beans

You don't need to be a vegetarian to appreciate how wonderful  and versatile canned beans are. The're healthy, easy to cook with, readily available, cheap, and make really easy and satisfying dinners. So, if you're looking to save some cash, eat healthier, and reduce time spent in the kitchen, you really can't go wrong with these scrumptious protein-packed dinners.

1. Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas  | Ready in 40 mins

These spicy quesadillas are full of  beans but still cheesy and delicious. This is a great quick meal to whip up after a busy day.


Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

2. Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers  | Ready in 35 mins

If you're going to make a veggie burger, then these are the ones to make. They've been made over four thousand times by our home-cooks, and loved by vegetarians and meat lovers alike.


Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Photo by Alan Delgado

3. Brazilian Black Bean Stew| Ready in 45 mins

This black bean and chorizo sausage stew is light, spicy, and deliciously different in flavor.


Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Photo by Charlottes's Mom

4. Black Bean Chili | Ready in 40 mins

Meatless chili that's so good, you won't even miss the meat.


Black Bean Chili

Photo by Cristi

5. Butter Chickpea Curry | Ready in 50 mins

This satisfying curry is filling, easy to make, and won't bust your budget.


Butter Chickpea Curry

Photo by Monica Danh

6. Quinoa and Black Beans | Ready in 50 mins

This hearty salad is perfect for a light supper, that's healthy and satisfying. It's been made more than 6,000 times by our Allrecipeeps.


Quinoa and Black Beans

Photo by Dianne

7. Balela Salad | Ready in 25 mins

If you prefer your salad with even more beans, this Middle-Eastern-inspired recipe is a great one to try.


Balela Salad

Photo by SHUBHA

8. Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce | Ready in 60 mins

These little golden nuggets are packed full of healthy protein, but taste incredibly delicious.


Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Photo by JOANNAH

9. Unsloppy Joes | Ready in 30 mins

Kidney beans are the secret ingredient in this vegetarian version of the school cafeteria classic.


Unsloppy Joes

Photo by Sj.

10. Vegan Black Bean Soup | Ready in 45 mins

This simple soup is a meal in itself thanks to plenty of filling black beans.


Vegan Black Bean Soup

Photo by House of Aqua


About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at