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Poultry

One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

We’re always looking for quick and easy weeknight dinners that appeal to our preschooler as well as us. With this recipe, you cook the Spanish rice and chicken together, and then add black beans and corn to the same pan (though it’s easy to separate them out for picky eaters who like their food in separate piles). Add more piles of chopped avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa, and you’ve got dinner.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Puréed butternut squash, black beans, and plenty of cheese make these enchiladas a creamy and decadent vegetarian main dish.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Vegetables

Quick & Easy Black Beans

Canned black beans benefit from cooking in chicken broth, seasonings, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 20 minutes
Dips

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Combine freshly shucked sweet corn, black beans, red onion, fresh jalapeños, bell pepper, cumin, and cilantro combine and enjoy with tortilla chips.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Vegetarian

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili

This chili of onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, black beans, chipotle, cilantro, and sweet potato is satisfying and economical.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Soups

Rick Bayless’s Black Bean Soup

Black beans are seasoned with chorizo, fennel, onion, and chipotle chiles, cooked for hours, and then puréed and topped with shrimp, crumbled tostada chips, and queso fresco.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 4 hours
Soups

Black Bean, Chicken, & Red Pepper Stew

Browned chunks of chicken, sautéed onions, black beans, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, green chiles, cumin, and cilantro make this an easy and satisfying stew.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Soups

Beef & Black Bean Chipotle Chili

This hearty and satisfying stew comes together in 30 minutes and is perfect topped with diced avocado.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Soups

Brian’s Southwestern Soup

Ground beef and pantry staples turn out a fantastic soup in 45 minutes.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Soups

Mom’s Southwestern Chicken Soup

This weeknight meal can easily be made from pantry staples: canned black beans and corn, Rotel, and boneless skinless chicken breasts.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes