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

Beans and Barley Chili

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


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...


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...


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...

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...


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...

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...


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...


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...


25-Minute Turkey Chili

9 reviews

This recipe for turkey chili is a nice change of pace from traditional beef dishes, offering a whole different set...

Roasted Pepper Bean Dip

Cannellini (white kidney beans) and tofu give body to this festive dip without added fat. "If you have never tried...


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...