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Salsa Red Beans 'n' Rice

Diane Harrison of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania up this quick side dish using canned kidney beans, brown rice and salsa. It's an ideal accompaniment to Mexican-style entrees but can also be served as a meatless main dish for a light meal. "This is a family favorite," relates Diane.
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Four-Bean Supreme

Four-Bean Supreme

Four-Bean Supreme

This recipe has been in my family as long as anyone can remember. It's possible it came from Ireland with my great-great-grandparents.

Sweet N Sour Beans

Sweet N Sour Beans

Sweet N Sour Beans

This recipe is popular on both sides of the border. It came from a friend in Alaska, then traveled with me to old Mexico, where I lived for 5 years, and is now a potluck favorite in my Arkansas community. It's easy to keep the beans warm and serve from a slow cooker. -Barbara Short, Mena, Arkansas

Rice Vegetable Salad

Rice Vegetable Salad

Rice Vegetable Salad

Packed with vegetables, this dish has a touch of Indian flavor. “I first had it at a party and loved the bright look and taste.” It’s a cinch to double, too! —Sandy Heley, Grand Junction, Colorado

Spicy Refried Beans

Spicy Refried Beans

Spicy Refried Beans

Our home economists jazz up a can of refried beans with jalapeno pepper, seasonings and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips on the side for scooping.

Hot Bean Dish

Hot Bean Dish

Hot Bean Dish

"What would a family gathering be without a hot bean dish?" writes Betti Blair from Farmington, New York. "This recipe combines many kinds of beans with a sauce that's creamier than most."

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Curried Three-Bean Salad

Cumin and curry powder give this chilled three-bean salad terrific zip. "I get a lot of compliments on it," says Howie Wiener, Spring Hill, Florida. Not only does it come together quickly, but at 70 cents a serving, it's economical, too.

Hearty Bean Bake

Hearty Bean Bake

Hearty Bean Bake

Because it makes such a big batch, this popular four-bean bake is perfect for potlucks...but I like to serve it with rolls and a salad at home too. We take the leftovers for lunch during the week. -Barb Wilkin Coshocton, Ohio

Barbecue Butter Beans

Barbecue Butter Beans

Barbecue Butter Beans

Flavorful bacon and a sweet sauce spark the flavor of this delicious dish. It takes only minutes to stir together this speedy side, making it perfect for potlucks.—Linda Hartsell, Apple Creek, Ohio

Orzo-Lentil Rice

Orzo-Lentil Rice

Orzo-Lentil Rice

A tender medley of pasta, lentils and rice partners perfectly with a meat or vegetarian entrée. Herbs and chopped veggies add interest to the side dish. —Misty Scondras, Dalton, Pennsylvania

Red Bean Toss

Red Bean Toss

Red Bean Toss

I discovered this recipe several years ago at a church function. The combination of flavors is tantalizing-this dish is a real crowd-pleaser! The kidney beans, chili beans and corn chips all represent the cooking of the West/Southwest region. This dish is great for your family, or for family gatherings.

Michigan Bean Bake

Michigan Bean Bake

Michigan Bean Bake

Just let these go all day for a great-tasting baked bean side dish.—Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan

Veggie Black Bean Stew

Veggie Black Bean Stew

Veggie Black Bean Stew

The flavors in this stew work so well together that you'll never miss the meat. Cilantro, honey and garlic are an ideal matche for the black beans and fresh vegetables. —Marilyn Waters of Outing, Minnesota

Hearty Maple Beans

Hearty Maple Beans

Hearty Maple Beans

"I modified this recipe to suit my family's taste," notes Marge Glassic from Easton, Pennsylvania. "It's a great side dish for a backyard barbecue with hamburgers and hot dogs. It can be made in advance and kept warm in a slow cooked for hours without losing any flavor."

Sweet-Sour Kidney Beans

Sweet-Sour Kidney Beans

Sweet-Sour Kidney Beans

"You can substitute a variety of beans—such as soybeans, pinto or navy beans—in this versatile dish," suggests Elizabeth Bowen of Harbor Beach, Michigan. "It's a healthy and tasty alternative to sweet-and-sour pork or chicken," she adds. "I like to serve it over brown rice."
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