The Best Ways to Use Every Type of Canned Beans
For an economical meal, turn to canned beans. This pantry staple adds nutrition, texture and flavor to your recipes without breaking the bank. We'll show you how to use the most common varieties of canned beans, including kidney, garbanzo and navy.
A staple in Mexican cooking, black beans add texture and flavor to many different dishes. Find them in salads, mashed into veggie burgers or even cooked into brownies!
Shaped like, well, a kidney, these beans are commonly found in chilis and baked bean dishes. Their iconic red hue adds both nutrition and beauty to many meals.
Another bean common in Mexican cooking, pinto beans are perfect for adding a little Southwestern flair to your meal. Incorporate pintos into salads, casseroles or soups.
Also known as chickpeas, garbanzo beans are a common meat substitute. We love them roasted, ground into hummus, incorporated into stir-fries and more.
Smaller and rounder than their kidney cousins, red beans are commonly served with rice. Grab a can the next time you make chili, jambalaya or stuffed peppers.
Butter beans are known for their smooth, creamy texture. Try them in soups, stews or pasta dishes. And, if you’re wondering why they look so similar to lima beans, it’s because they’re the same thing!
Canned baked beans come in many different varieties, and they’re the perfect starting point for an easy meal. We love these baked bean salads, casseroles, nachos and more.
Refried beans taste great on their own. But they can also stretch a main dish without breaking the budget. Try these recipes for tostadas, casseroles, pizza and more.