black bean


Also called turtle bean, this dried bean variety has long been popular in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the southern United States. It has a black skin, cream-colored flesh and a sweet flavor, and form the base for the famous black-bean soup. Black beans are commonly available in supermarkets. See also beans.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Next Up

Spotlight Recipe: Black Bean Salad

This deliciously simple dish is the perfect picnic side. Amazingly, there’s no oil or other fat added to it -- meaning it's fat-free. Instead, you get tons of fiber from the beans, corn and other veggies. A touch of pineapple adds a sweetness to combo, too.

Ree’s Black Bean Burgers — Meatless Monday

Black beans make a killer veggie burger in this easy recipe from Ree Drummond.

What to Cook with Black Beans

Whether they're canned or dried, here are the best recipe ideas to get them out of the pantry and onto your plate.

Black Bean and Pumpkin Enchiladas for Halloween Entertaining

Besides being the perfect orange-and-black color combination, these enchiladas can also feed a crowd for Halloween.

Related Pages