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National Bean Day

January 6

When is National Bean Day?

National Bean Day happens on Saturday January 6, 2024.

Celebrate National Bean Day with These Delicious Meals!

January 6th is National Bean Day, and what better way to celebrate than by cooking up some delicious bean-based meals? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite bean dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Plus, beans are one of the most cost-effective food items you can buy—so it’s an inexpensive way to make a great meal! Let’s get cooking!


Chili is a classic comfort food dish and an easy way to use beans. You can make chili with whatever beans you have on hand, from pinto beans to black beans. The key is getting the seasoning just right so your chili really packs a flavor punch! Add in some peppers for heat, diced tomatoes for sweetness and acidity, and fresh herbs for brightness.


Hummus is a popular dip made from pureed chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). Making hummus at home is surprisingly easy – all you need are canned or cooked chickpeas, tahini paste (sesame seed paste), lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Use it as a dip for veggie sticks or spread it on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise or mustard.

Bean Burgers

Bean burgers are an excellent vegan alternative to traditional beef burgers. You can use almost any kind of beans in your burger mix – black beans work particularly well in this recipe because they’re so flavorful. Be sure to add some spices like cumin and smoked paprika into the mix too – they give the burgers loads of flavor. Serve it up with some crispy lettuce leaves and tomato slices on top. Yum!

There you have it – three delicious recipes that will help you celebrate National Bean Day in style! Best of all? All these recipes are incredibly budget-friendly since beans are one of the most inexpensive ingredients around. So grab your shopping list and get ready to cook up some tasty bean dishes today! Celebrate National Bean Day with us this January 6th!

When does National Bean Day happen next year?

National Bean Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday January 6, 2025
  • Tuesday January 6, 2026
  • Wednesday January 6, 2027
  • Thursday January 6, 2028
  • Saturday January 6, 2029


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