Whether you are thinking of black turtle beans or Asian black bean sauce (actually made from fermented and salted soybeans) these recipes have you covered.
Black beans cooked in this style are a popular side dish recipe in Mexican and Latin American cultures. The beans can be hard to find but are worth it being packed with fibre and nutrients.
This is a rich Brazilian stew recipe that combines Chorizo and ham with sweet potato, capsicum, tomatoes and black beans.
Black beans and sweet potatoes are spiced with chillies, cumin and garlic, then grilled for a great vegetarian main or burger. They can also be fried. These black beans are not the Asian black beans in sauce but the Latin American-style black beans.
Spicy, sweet, colorful and delicious - serve as a dip with tortilla crisps, or as a topping for barbecued meats and fish.
Tinned black beans, corn and quinoa go together in this warming stew. You can also substitute borlotti beans or kidney beans.