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...


    Beefy Minestrone

    1 review

    I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


    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...

    Cincinnati Chili

    17 reviews

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


    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...

    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...


    Beef and Beans

    6 reviews

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


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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...

    Italian Vegetable Bowl

    I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...


    Baked Chili

    13 reviews

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


    Hearty Beef & Bean Soup

    2 reviews

    I love cooking, and often share my soups with my co-workers—and they're happy I do. This one is perfect for...


    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...


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    Ranch Stew

    4 reviews

    My husband, our five children and I have enjoyed this easy-to-make stew for years. We especially love the dumplings. Our...


    Biscuit-Topped Beef N Beans

    1 review

    I entered this recipe for the annual cookbook put out by our local newspaper and was thrilled to win a...


    Family-Favorite Soup

    1 review

    This recipe originally called for chili powder. But one day, I found I didn't have any and used barbecue sauce...


    Beef and Bean Macaroni

    1 review

    "This hearty casserole with beans, beef and macaroni is a meal in itself," relates Sally Norcutt of Chatham, Virginia. "Since...


    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...


    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...

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    Minestrone Soup with Hamburger

    3 reviews

    This hearty broth is sure to warm you up on a cool day. Filled with Italian seasoning, good-for-you vegetables, ground...


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    Minestrone

    21 reviews

    Vegetables and herbs fresh from my garden make this one of our favorite soups. This recipe makes a lot, so...


    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...


    Corn Taco Soup

    4 reviews

    If you need a meal in a hurry, this fast recipe fills the bill! When I have time, I like...


    Three-Bean Soup

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


    Italian Pasta and Bean Casserole

    I love to cook for my family and making this recipe is very simple and tasty. It make a large...