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Spicy Black Beans & Tomatoes

Spicy Black Beans & Tomatoes

I’ve been on a bean kick lately, can you tell? They really are the most fantastic food. Beans are super nutritious, delicious and one of the most inexpensive food items out there. For some...

Black Beans

Quick Seasoned Black Beans

Okay, this is the last segment in my “I’m too busy to really cook because I’m trying to pack up my life and move… while in the middle of the semester… while fighting a...

Whether enjoyed alone as a meal or as a side for grilled meat or fish, this Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean Salad is rich, smoky, and packed with flavor and nutrients. BudgetBytes.com

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Hi guys! I’m back (finally)! I didn’t expect to take so much time off of work, but as with any relocation, things didn’t go quite as planned. :) But we’re mostly settled into our...

Enfrijoladas are an easy, flavorful, and customizable recipe based on corn tortillas drenched in a spicy black bean sauce. BudgetBytes.com

Enfrijoladas – Tortillas in Black Bean Sauce

Last week fellow Budget Byter Becky sent me a link to this awesome recipe for Enfrijoladas from MexicanPlease.com. I was immediately intrigued by this dish, which seemed to me to be just like enchiladas...

For the perfect Spicy Baked Black Bean Nachos, layer your chips and toppings for the perfect chip-to-topping ratio. BudgetBytes.com

Spicy Baked Black Bean Nachos

It’s Monday and I’m throwing caution to the wind. Sometimes you have to start the week out with a bang to make the weight of the long week ahead a little more bearable, you...

Pressure Cooker Red Beans are a fast, inexpensive, filling, and flavorful staple meal. It's a Louisiana tradition, but FASTER! BudgetBytes.com

Pressure Cooker Red Beans

Haha, I had a very “Louisiana” day yesterday! I made a big pot of red beans during the day and then went to a crawfish boil at night. :P Despite living in southern Louisiana, that...

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos are an easy and tasty party treat for football games or just for fun! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos

So apparently the Super Bowl is coming up soon? I dunno. I don’t follow football, but I know a lot of you do, so I wanted to give you some budget-y options for football eats!...

Tomato Herb Rice with White Beans and Spinach is a hearty and flavorful vegan dinner that will be loved by meat eaters and vegetarians alike. BudgetBytes.com

Tomato Herb Rice with White Beans and Spinach

I love taking concepts from old recipes and reinventing them into something new. For this Tomato Herb Rice with White Beans and Spinach I’ve taken my (not) Sun Dried Tomato Sauce and used it to...

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos are a fast and easy way to take Taco Tuesday to the next level and is the perfect last minute weeknight meal. BudgetBytes.com

Baked Beef and Black Bean Tacos

I have to admit, I was well into my 20’s before I realized that you’re supposed to bake hard taco shells for a few minutes to toast the corn before filling and eating them....

Turkey Burger Patties

Mini Black Bean Turkey Burgers

One of my favorite techniques for stretching my food budget is substituting half of the meat in my meals with beans. So, when I got an email from one of my readers, Lori, with...

This warm and comforting black bean chili is fast enough to pull together on a busy weeknight and soothing enough to make the stress of the day melt away. BudgetBytes.com

Weeknight Black Bean Chili

I’m so over the cold and dreary weather. How about you? With the arrival of this latest arctic blast, I felt myself craving a warm, rich bowl of chili, but I didn’t want to spend...