There’s a reason canned beans are everyone’s favorite pantry staple—they’re budget-friendly, enjoy an extra-long shelf-life, and are packed with important nutrients like protein, fiber, and folate.
We especially love them for their versatility, since you can add them to just about any dish and get delicious results, from traditional soups and stews to tasty treats and healthy snacks.
So while a can of black or pinto beans might not actually be capable of growing a magical beanstalk to another dimension, we still think they’re pretty magical, which is why we’re making them the main attraction in our 3 Ingredient Recipes series. Here we go!
1. Thai Green Curry
Make your own takeout-inspired curry for the perfect night in…
2. Bean Dip
Perfect for movie and game nights at home!
3. Black Bean Burgers
The secret ingredient for this quick burger recipe is the chickpea flour!
4. Black Bean Soup
The perfect recipe for #MeatlessMonday
5. Pinto Bean Soup
Add a little spice to your weeknight dinner rotation.
6. Chickpea Bark
An afternoon snack that’s both guilt-free and irresistible.
7. Chickpea Salad
Make lunchtime fun again with this zesty salad that packs plenty of satisfying crunch.
8. Green Bean Casserole
Everyone’s favorite comfort food…
9. 3-Ingredient Chili
Dinner prep complete in just 10 minutes!
10. Black Bean Brownies
Don’t forget dessert! (You won’t believe these are made with beans!)
Need more go-to recipes that call or only 3 ingredients? Check out our 3 Ingredient Desserts and 3 Ingredient Egg posts for even more inspiration for cooking and baking at home!