What are uses of common bean?

There are many uses for common beans. You can:

  • Use them in chili.
  • Blend cooked beans with sage, oregano, garlic, and black pepper for a spread that can be used as a crudite dip or sandwich filling.
  • Layer cooked beans, chopped tomatoes, and onions on a tortilla, broil in the oven until hot, and top with chopped avocado and cilantro.
  • Add beans to vegetable soups.
  • Heat beans together with cooked brown rice, add cooked chopped vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, and tomatoes, and season to taste.
  • Try seasoning beans with chile peppers, cilantro, cumin, epazote, garlic, oregano, parsley, savory, or thyme.