Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans are a staple ingredient in chili, but they’re so much more versatile than that. Check out our recipes with kidney beans for creative (and easy!) ideas.

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    Bonnie’s Chili

    This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in no time before the slow cooker takes over the work. I can make this for people who like it hot or mild just by changing the salsa. You can make it really spicy if you add hot peppers and hot salsa. —Bonnie Altig, North Pole, Alaska

    Pressure-Cooker Turkey Chili

    I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in...

    Pressure-Cooker Beef and Beans

    This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have friends asking for more. It's a favorite in my recipe...

    Ground Beef Chili

    31 reviews

    Everyone who tastes my chili comments that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade corn bread. I have always...

    White Turkey Chili

    17 reviews

    Here's proof that chili doesn't have to be red. I combined several recipes and changed flavors until the recipe was...

    Super-Duper Chili

    15 reviews

    No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...

    Ham and Bean Chili

    1 review

    Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three...

    Scalloped Potato Chili

    Potatoes area unique addition to ordinary chili. My mom used to serve this when I was growing up. My husband...

    Chuck Wagon Chili

    2 reviews

    While planning my Christmas menu a few years ago, I came across this recipe. I decided to try it and...

    Quick Chunky Chili

    Heidee's meat mixture is the starting point for this nice hearty chili that cooks up in a jiffy. "Choose different...

    Baked Chili

    13 reviews

    This main dish is wonderful the first day and also makes outstanding leftovers. As a student living on my own,...

    Thick Turkey Bean Chili

    1 review

    "When our daughters wouldn't eat the spicy chili beans I prepared, I came up with this milder, slightly sweet version,"...

    Zippy Vegetarian Chili

    3 reviews

    Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...

    White Bean and Chicken Chili

    3 reviews

    To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who...

    Sally’s West Coast Chili

    1 review

    We often have chili cook-offs at our church, so we trade lots of different recipes. I was always mixing and...

    Three-Bean Chili with Polenta Crust

    6 reviews

    Easy to assemble, this zesty one-dish meal is ideal for a busy weeknight or to serve last-minute guests. Dial down...

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    Chili con Carne

    20 reviews

    At chili suppers, this chili con carne recipe always disappears first! It's nice at home, too, since the longer it...

    Lasagna Corn Carne

    9 reviews

    My grandkids always ask me to make this dish, which is sort of like chili in a pan. I came...

    Margie’s Chili

    6 reviews

    This is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights. I simply spice up canned tomato soup to create a flavorful...

    Red Bean Vegetable Soup

    3 reviews

    Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans...

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    Zippy Pork Chili Verde

    1 review

    Leftover pork adds heartiness to this zippy chili from Jo Oliverius of Alpine, California. "It's great on a cool night...

    Slow-Cooked White Chili

    6 reviews

    This satisfying slow-simmered chili features chicken, two kinds of beans and crunchy corn. "It's quick, easy and tastes great," says...

    Chili Bean Soup

    From Kingman, Arizona, Mary Felty sent this zesty soup. "It's quick to fix yet it tastes like it simmered all...

    Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

    1 review

    Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...

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    Spiced Chili

    9 reviews

    My father was a cook in the Army and taught me the basics in the kitchen. My childhood baby-sitter inspired...

    Southwestern Bean Soup

    5 reviews

    When a friend needs a night off from cooking, I throw together this one-pot meal. I deliver it with tortilla...

    Mr. Taco Bean Dip

    —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

    Three-Bean Barley Salad

    Kidney beans, black beans and garbanzo beans deliciously combine in this hearty salad.—Pat Miller, North Fork, California

    Beef Fajita Salad

    4 reviews

    This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes,...

    Potluck Red Beans and Rice

    5 reviews

    This recipe originated from my sister-in-law, but I changed it around a bit to suit the tastes of my family....