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

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...


Baked Chili

13 reviews

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


Scalloped Potato Chili

Potatoes area unique addition to ordinary chili. My mom used to serve this when I was growing up. My husband...


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...

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...


Autumn Chili

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

Beans and Barley Chili

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


Three-Bean Chili

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


Sweet-Sour Vegetable Salad

1 review

Field editor Lucille Terry of Frankfort, Kentucky quickly assembles this marinated medley using canned veggies. "It's excellent for potlucks, accompanied...


Jalapeno Bean Dip

2 reviews

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips because...

Homemade Vegetarian Chili

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


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...


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 Chicken Chili

9 reviews

My recipe was inspired by me being on a low-calorie, low-fat, high fiber diet. I entered it in a chili...


Spicy Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

“Even my meat-loving family devours this hearty meatless chili," says Melissa Mendez of Gilbert, Minnesota. "Since it's more fun to...

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...


Ranch Bean Chili

5 reviews

Loaded with beans, peppers, tomatoes and corn, this hearty, colorful chili is sure to be a family hit. I often...


Anytime Turkey Chili

12 reviews

I created this dish to grab the voters’ attention at a chili contest we held in our backyard. With pumpkin,...


Rock’n and Roast’n Chili

1 review

I got the basics of this recipe from a friend at a Super Bowl party and tweaked it from there....


White Bean, Sweet Potato & Pepper Ragout

5 reviews

“I try to serve a meatless meal two or three nights a week. It's a great way to keep up...


Four Bean Turkey Chili

7 reviews

Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. "Serve bowls...


Round Steak Chili

2 reviews

The addition of round steak gives this chili recipe a nice change of pace. Everyone in my family just loves...


Beef and Veggie Soup

4 reviews

I adapted this recipe from one I saw in a cookbook in an effort to add more vegetables to our...

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Roasted Vegetable Chili

Hannah Barringer of Loudon, Tennessee suggests serving this delicious and satisfying recipe with corn chips, cheese, sour cream, and a...


Zippy Beef Chili

Not only is this zesty chili chock-full of ground beef but it's also loaded with veggies. I put everything in...


Terrific Turkey Chili

14 reviews

This satisfying medley is full of tomato flavor and also provides a good dose of fiber. To keep it light,...


Zippy Sausage Chili

Our family loves Mexican food, but I wasn't happy with any chili recipes I came across. So I decided to...


Sweet & Hot Baked Beans

6 reviews

Baked beans belong at a barbecue. They're sweet with heat when you add pineapple and jalapenos. — Robin Haas, Cranston,...


Slow-Simmered Kidney Beans

5 reviews

My husband always puts us down for a side dish when we're invited to a potluck. Canned beans cut down...