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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Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by both my vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. —Casey Hill, London, United Kingdom

Instant Pot Chili con Carne

1 review

Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


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...


Cincinnati Chili

17 reviews

Cinnamon and cocoa give a rich brown color to hearty Cincinnati chili. This dish will warm you up on a...

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...


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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...


Margie’s Chili

6 reviews

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


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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...


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...


Beans and Barley Chili

Most folks have heard of barley soup, but this barley chili takes them by surprise. My variation features a delectable...


Spicy Two-Bean Chili

4 reviews

Chili fans will get a kick out of this untraditional recipe. Tomatoes with green chilies, lime juice and kidney and...

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Homemade Vegetarian Chili

“I downsized the yield but not the flavor of my favorite vegetarian chili,” says Susan Wright, Yarmouth, Maine. Use leftovers...


Three-Bean Chili

You won't miss meat in this tasty bean chili.


Steak And Bean Chili

My husband, Steve, actually created the recipe for this meaty chili when he was in high school...he entered a chili...


Barley Bean Chili

1 review

Most folks have heard of barley soup, but this barley chili takes them by surprise. My variation features a delectable...


Hearty Chili with a Twist

This thick chili is perfect for tailgate parties or on a cold winter evening. I like to serve it in...


Autumn Chili

A touch of baking cocoa gives my chili a rich flavor without adding sweetness. When I was growing up in...