Apart from being filling and packed with protein, beans generally will cost you much less than meat. By using these frugal goodies more often in your dinner recipes, you should be able to save some money while still enjoying filling meals. Take a look at some ideas from The Kitchn:
- Ham Bone, Greens, and Bean Soup: here’s a great frugal recipe to try out after Easter if you’re planning on making ham. You’ll use a ham bone, dried pinto beans, some bacon (of course), and a handful of veggies to make this delicious soup.
- Southwestern Pizza with Black Beans and Corn: create this homemade pizza with black beans, avocado, frozen corn kernels, and some of other easy southwestern fixings.
- Black Bean Edamame Burgers: if you’re a vegetarian who constantly craves meat, here’s a great “burger” recipe for you that uses black beans, edamame, farro and some other simple ingredients.
- One-Pot Pasta e Foggily (Bean and Pasta Stew): make this simple weeknight dinner dish with cannelloni beans, bacon, pasta, spinach and some other common ingredients.
- Slow-Cooker Black Bean Enchiladas: use black beans, onion, bell peppers, corn, salsa, cheese and tortillas to create delicious and flavorful enchiladas in the crock pot.
Find more great bean-inspired recipes over at The Kitchn’s roundup, 15 Ways to Eat More Beans with Dinner Recipes.