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...


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...

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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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...


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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...


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...

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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...


Italian Vegetable Beef Soup

9 reviews

As a pastor's wife, I never miss a church supper. This vegetable-beef soup is my family's favorite. It's also a...


Meaty Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


Spicy Bean and Beef Pie

30 reviews

My daughter helped me come up with this recipe when we wanted a one-dish meal that was different than a...


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...


Autumn Chili

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