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30 Foods that Starts with the Letter B to Cook with Love

Do you know how many foods start with the letter “B”? Possibly, there are more than you think. From savory foods to desserts and drinks, there is a wide range of foods to choose from.

Many foods start with the letter B, and it’s hard to get all of them in one sitting. In addition, there are many food items that you might not love to eat, such as Brussels sprouts, but if you are looking for something tasty, the following is the list of food starting with the letter B. You’ll have plenty of new ideas to impress your family members.

Let’s discuss the most delicious and healthy foods that start with letter “B.”

1. Borscht

Borscht is a unique type of soup because of its purple color from beetroot, one of the key ingredients. This soup is also called red beet soup made from tomatoes, chinese cabbage, and beetroot, and it originated in Ukraine.

Traditionally, it’s made with any meat, but you can also use just your favorite leafy green vegetable if you’re a vegan. For example, people from Ukraine use chicken, goose, duck, lamb, and beef meat for borscht, and it resembles a stew because of its thickness.

2. Barley Soup

It’s yet another soup made from the barley grain. Most people use pearled barley (with removed husks) to make this soup. You can add a range of vegetables such as carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, and kidney beans to the soup.

If you’re looking for something satisfying and filling, you can’t go wrong with barley soup. It comes with an extra chewy texture and offers a delicious taste.

3. Biryani

Biryani is a Pakistani main dish made with basmati  rice, tomatoes, meat, and many spices. It’s one of the most popular foods in Karachi and Lahore that people eat for lunch and dinner. You can use any meat, but beef is always preferred.

Biryani is also very popular in India, but that version doesn’t include meat and is made only with rice and different vegetables such as bell peppers, lima beans, brazil nuts. Some variations also include dry fruits. If you like spicy food, you must try Biryani at least once in your life.

4. Beef

The red meat obtained from a cow is called beef, and it’s one of the most popular types of meats across the globe. There are countless ways to cook beef meat, including steaks, Bolognese, kebabs, meatballs, beef stroganoff, beef stew, beef casseroles, and so on.

It can vary in taste and quality depending upon multiple factors such as the animal’s lifestyle, diet, breed, and age.

5. Buffalo Wings

Buffalo wings are a type of chicken wings, but they come in smaller pieces. As the name suggests, these wings are served with a buffalo sauce made from spices, Worcestershire sauce, butter, vinegar, and hot sauce.

No batter or butter is used to deep fry buffalo wings, and that’s why they come with a crispy texture. You can make buffalo wings at home; the recipe is easy to follow.

6. Bigos Stew

It’s a traditional and prevalent stew in Poland made with different kinds of spicy sausages. 

It’s a hearty and meaty food in which any type of meat can be used, including venison, chicken, beef, lamb, and so on. White cabbages and sauerkraut are also used for added flavor.

Bigos stew is commonly served with mashed potatoes or bread (gluten free) and makes a great family meal that people in Poland love to eat.

7. Banh Mi

It’s a type of Vietnamese sandwich from Vietnam made with chilies, green onions, cilantro, pickled vegetables, ham, mayo, pate, and crusty bread.

The Vietnamese word – Banh Mi offers a similar taste to ham sandwiches, but it feels more refreshing because of the added herbs and vegetables.

8. Bolognese

Bolognese is a delicious recipe that your whole family can eat, and it’s made with a satisfying and rich meat sauce. It’s a classic dish from Italy that has many variations. The traditional Bolognese has tomatoes, minced beef, Worcestershire sauce, and different vegetables.

You can also use lentils by replacing beef to make vegan-friendly Bolognese. These Mediterranean dishes are commonly served with spaghetti pasta, potatoes, and brown rice.

9. Black Cod

Black cod is a very healthy food loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. It comes with a buttery flavor, unlike regular codfish. It’s native to waters surrounding Alaska and Canada and offers white flesh and grey skin.

It is also called butterfish or sablefish, and the beauty of this fish is that it’s highly versatile. You can cook it in different ways such as smoked, pan-roasted, grilled, and it can be eaten raw.

10. Bourbon Chicken

Bourbon Chicken is a unique recipe that offers a sticky and slightly sweet flavor because of its ingredients. It’s made with chicken thighs which are seasoned and also coated in cornstarch before frying.

Then apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and apple juice are mixed to make a unique sauce. The slow cooked chicken is then added to the sauce that offers a strong flavor.

11. Burrito

Burritos are delicious food made from tortillas with a rich filling. More often than not, the filling is made with different green beans, ground beef, and white rice. But there are many variations, and the filling can include jackfruit, beans, corn, vegetarian chili, slightly spicy chicken, beef chili, etc.

Some versions also feature lime juice that provides Burritos with an extra kick in flavor. You can also use sour cream or churning cream, guacamole, or salsa to top your filling before adding it to tortillas.

12. Broccoli

Broccoli is known as one of the healthiest leafy greens as it comes with different anti inflammatory antioxidants to fight against heart disease. Broccoli is also loaded with vitamin C and provides you with a lot of energy.

If you want to achieve maximum nutrition, consider picking the broccolis with eye-catching deep purple color. Additionally, it would be best to steam it instead of frying it to preserve its nutritional value.

13. Bananas

If you don’t already know, bananas are closely related to orchids and lilies, and people argue they are herbs instead of fruits. Whatever the case, their health benefits are numerous, and it’s known as the most popular fruit/herb in South America.

If you eat them green and under-ripe, you’ll consume a lot of prebiotic fiber. You can blend the fully ripe ones to make smoothies and add them into different desserts like a trifle.

14. Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is an incredible fruit that can be both sweet and savory, just like other types of squash. It’s technically a fruit that comes with a blood orange color, and you can consume it in a number of ways. 

It can be roasted and topped with herbs and sea salt to make a savory dish.

Butternut squash can also be pureed with nutmeg, brown sugar, and cinnamon to make a delicious dessert. This fruit is rich source of vitamin A, antioxidants, and fiber and offers many health benefits irrespective of your eating method.

15. Blueberries

It’s yet another delicious fruit that can be enjoyed best during summer. Blueberries are undoubtedly one of the best crowd-pleasers, and you can use them to make pies, blend them to make fruity smoothies, or scatter them over your yogurt. 

You can also whip up this versatile fruit if you’re making pancakes.

16. Bacon Sandwiches

It is a traditional meal of sandwiches showing bits of Bacon with Lettuce and tomatoes. The simple sandwich is trendy and is known in the UK but originated in the North or Central America region. It is often made by using eggs, french bread, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes and also one can use mayonnaise. 

There are numerous baked goods such as beans, and the most common contain tomato sauce, molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, and various kinds of meats.

17. BAGEL

Bagels, or beigels, are a ring-shaped bread that originated in Poland’s Jewish community. Bagels were traditionally hand-shaped, then boiled before baking. Many enjoy bagels for breakfast, either simply buttered or topped with cream cheese spread. Bagel breakfast sandwiches are also pure chewy perfection!

18. Brussel sprouts

Brussel sprouts are a member of the Brassicaceae family of vegetables and closely related to kale, cauliflower and mustard greens. These cruciferous vegetable resembles mini cabbages and are typically cut, cleaned and cooked to make a nutritious side dish or main course. Brussel sprouts boast high levels of many nutrients and can be added to different sprouts such as lentil, adzuki, garbanzo, soybean, mung bean, black beans, kidney bean, green pea, black eyed peas and snow pea sprouts.

Desserts that start with “B”

19. Baba Au Rhum

Baba Au Rhum, also called Rum Babas, is a cake topped with whipped cream. Before using whipped cream, this cake is covered in a rum-based syrup. Glaze, cake batter, and rum syrup are the three key ingredients used to make it.

Cinnamon, citrus fruits, and ginger are also used. They define the unique taste of these deserts. On the other hand, the cake’s texture depends upon the quality of the alcoholic syrup.

20. Boston Cream Pie

Interestingly, it’s not a pie at all, unlike the name implies. Instead, it’s a layered cake that originated in Boston. This cake is called pie instead of cake because it’s commonly made on a pie plate.

It has a couple of cake layers with a thick pastry cream layer in between. The most common ingredient that’s used for topping is chocolate ganache.

21. Brownies

Brownies have become very popular in recent years. You can now find brownies for all types of diet like a vegan brownie, paleo brownie, keto brownie, and so on.

Brownies that fool kids to make them eat healthily are also available, including beet brownies, sweet potato brownies, and avocado brownies.

22. Banana Bread

Banana bread, also called banana cake, is a moist and delicious cake made from fresh bananas. The best way to achieve a solid and sweet banana taste is to use fully-ripe fruit. It’s effortless to make as it’s a loaf cake.

You need to mix all the wet ingredients and then add the dry ones until combined. Then, you can serve it with an icing layer on the top, with butter, or as it is.

23. Baked Alaska

It’s a famous ice-cream cake that originated in New York City. It pretty much resembles an igloo as it’s covered in meringue. 

It comes with a base of sponge cake that features ice cream on the top in a semi-circle shape. Then the whole thing is covered with meringue. To make sure that Baked Alaska remains in its form and it’s critical to keep it in your freezer.

24. Baklava

It’s a famous dessert from Turkey and Greece, made from filo pastry, brazil nut mixture, and honey. The Turkish version of Baklava is made with a syrup consisting of lemon juice, water, sugar, and crushed pistachios.

On the other hand, people from Greece love to use a lot of cinnamon and walnuts for filling. It offers an aromatic sweet taste with a crunchy texture that feels incredible.

25. Beignet

It’s a doughnut from France that can be eaten as a snack. The word beignet translates to “fritter,” and this dessert is slightly lighter than regular doughnuts.

It’s made from choux pastry that’s deep-fried and filled with different fruits. Additionally, powdered sugar is used for topping, and it offers a unique yet incredible taste.

26. Peanut butter banana brownies

It is a mouth watering recipe where the milk is combined with blueberries peanut butter to give a natty, tangy and fruity taste. The Asian cuisine with luscious consistency and natural sweetener highlights the sweet notes and add flavor.

Drinks That Start with “B”

27. Banana Smoothie

It’s a filling drink that offers a delightful taste. However, the sweetness depends upon the quality of bananas. The riper the fruit, the sweeter the result. You can also use slices of frozen bananas to make your smoothie with a thicker texture.

Usually, milk or yogurt is used as a base to make smoothies, and they offer a creamier taste and thicker consistency. However, to add extra nutritional value and achieve a better taste, you can also use spinach leaves, blueberries, strawberries, and even avocado to your banana smoothie.

28. Bubble Tea

It’s one of the most popular types of tea from Taiwan made with a blended mixture of fruit juice, milk, and tea. 

Tapioca pearls are also added for better flavor and smoothness. It’s called bubble tea because the ingredients’ mixture creates small bubbles when blended.

29. Bloody Mary

It’s a type of liqueur that comes with a sweet taste. Interestingly, it’s made from 27 ingredients, including peels, spices, and herbs. Various cocktails are commonly added to offer a spiced yet sweet flavor.

However, you can drink Benedictine alone, but you must only consume it in moderation because 40 percent of this drink consists of alcohol such as white wine.

30. Benedictine

It’s a type of liqueur that comes with a sweet taste. Interestingly, it’s made from 27 ingredients, including peels, spices, and herbs. Various cocktails are commonly added to offer a spiced yet sweet flavor.

However, you can drink Benedictine alone, but you must only consume it in moderation because 40 percent of this drink consists of alcohol.

Conclusion

Did you know all these foods starting with the letter “B”? It’s not a small list, and most probably, there are multiple foods mentioned here that you haven’t tried. With an additional use of blue cheese in your desserts, consider trying all of them one by one, and you can also learn to cook some of them to impress your guests.

FAQs

What is the most common dessert that starts with “B”?

Brownies are undoubtedly the most common dessert that starts with “B.” However, almost every corner of the world has its variation of brownies.

What snacks begin with the letter “B”?

Burritos and beignets are two foods mentioned in this list that you can eat as a snack. However, Banh Mi and buffalo wings can also serve the same purpose.

What are the breakfast food that start with the letter “B”?

Bacon, bacon eggs, bagel, baked beans, Bean curd, Bok Choy, Ba Bao fan and bananas are everyday food items for breakfast. 

What are the six breakfast types of meat? 

The six breakfast meat items are sausage patties, ham, steak, black chocolate pudding, back bacon, and turkey. 

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