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

Emily’s Bean Soup

7 reviews

This is a wonderful fall or winter meal, served with thick slices of warm homemade bread. The recipe evolved over...


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...


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...


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...

Confetti Bean Soup Mix

With its colorful variety of beans and delicious flavor, this soup is tempting. I like to give it to friends...


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...


Five-Bean Soup

1 review

One of my family's favorite soups, this tasty recipe was one I discovered years ago. Served with a salad and...


Quick Turkey-Bean Soup

2 reviews

This recipe calls for canned beans, so cooking time is minimal. I make soup mild and allow guests to add...


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...

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...


Ham and Bean Bake

1 review

My mother shared this hearty cornbread-topped meal with me. and I've made it ever since.


Potluck Red Beans and Rice

5 reviews

This recipe originated from my sister-in-law, but I changed it around a bit to suit the tastes of my family....


Three-Bean Veggie Chili

I adapted a recipe that my sister gave me to suit my family's tastes. The bulgur has a nice texture,...


Three-Bean Chili

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

Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

1 review

The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...


Six-Bean Chili

When it's cold and frosty outside, this meatless chili is sure to warm you up. It's packed with fiber, protein...


Potluck Baked Beans

26 reviews

This recipe has remained a long-time favorite for picnics and family get-togethers. For those not watching their fat intake, add...


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...


Hearty Taco Chili

15 reviews

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds....


Zippy Sausage Chili

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


30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky no-meat chili is good for you. It's loaded...


Okie Beans

1 review

I got the original version of this recipe from a pastor's wife. That makes sense—because it makes up a generous...

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Country Bean Soup

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


Zippy Bean Stew

3 reviews

This bean stew is a staple for my co-workers and me once the weather turns cool. Although this is a...


Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop an onion, and add...


Chuck Wagon Beans with Sausage

5 reviews

I followed the lead of cooks of Old West cattle ranges to come up with these savory beans. Sweet and...


Hearty Red Beans & Rice

19 reviews

My husband loves this quick and filling entree. The entire family gobbles this right up! —Sherri Miller, Greencastle, Indiana


Contest-Winning Taco Soup

5 reviews

I have to admit that when a good friend gave me this recipe, I wasn't certain I'd like it. But,...