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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    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 our favorite dishes to re-create in them. This cooks up fast but tastes like it simmered all day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    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...


    Cannellini Bean Hummus

    4 reviews

    My version of hummus features a delightful nuttiness from tahini, a peanut butter-like paste made from ground sesame seeds. The...


    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...

    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...


    Tuscan Bean and Olive Spread

    Wonderful flavors of garlic, rosemary and basil blend in this hearty spread! Lucky enough to have leftovers? Serve it with...

    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...


    Margie’s Chili

    6 reviews

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


    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,"...

    Baked Chili

    13 reviews

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


    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...


    Bloody Mary Soup with Beans

    I love a good Bloody Mary, which inspired this recipe. The soup packs a spicy punch, and it'll warm you...


    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...


    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...


    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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    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...


    Vegetarian Chili Ole!

    7 reviews

    I combine ingredients for this hearty chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come...


    Basil White Bean Dip

    We're big fans of hummus, but my son is allergic. I came up with this bean dip, and it’s turned...


    Avocado Bean Dip

    4 reviews

    I love guacamole! But I add beans to boost the amount of fiber in this version. It has a texture...


    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...

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    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...


    Homemade Vegetarian Chili

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


    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...


    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...


    Quick Taco Soup

    3 reviews

    My family—husband Dave and I and our three teenagers—enjoy this spicy, hearty soup. It's a nice change of pace from...


    Three-Bean Soup

    This is a terrific recipe for cold days. Even my young son asks for it! I like it because it's...