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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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 combination of beans and seasonings.

Sausage Bean Stew

2 reviews

Meet the Cook: One of the reasons I like quick dinners like this is our two sons, who are 7...


Beans and Barley Chili

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


Slow-Cooked Bean Medley

38 reviews

I often change the variety of beans in this classic recipe, using whatever I have on hand to total the...


Sweet N Sour Beans

8 reviews

This recipe is popular on both sides of the border. It came from a friend in Alaska, then traveled with...

Big-Batch Baked Beans

2 reviews

"All in the family" is how Kathy Herron describes her tasty baked beans. "My mom got the recipe from my...


Tex-Mex Bean Salad

My father-in-law's recipe, this salad is both pretty and packed with protein. It's also convenient since it uses a variety...

Tangy Baked Seven Beans

2 reviews

Everyone needs a go-to side dish for school events, picnics and potlucks. Here's mine. Freeze leftovers for future outings. —Rod...


Black-Eyed Pea and Bean Salad

1 review

"I was trying to use up some ingredients I had in our pantry one day and threw this bean salad...


Partytime Beans

23 reviews

A friend brought this colorful bean dish to my house for a church circle potluck dinner. As soon as I...


Country Bean Soup

I like to give this mix as a gift, layering the beans in a clear pint jar and attaching the...

Lucky Bean Soup

5 reviews

This recipe is from a bean soup gift pack I developed as a fund-raiser for our church. We provide it...


Marinated Bean Salad

1 review

Parsley is a pretty accent to a colorful combination of beans, black-eyed peas and onion. the sweet and tangy dressing...


Best Ever Beans and Sausage

30 reviews

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...