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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 a dash (or two) of hot sauce. They'll simmer to perfection in minutes.—James Schend, Deputy Food Editor

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...


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...


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...


Southwestern Bean Dip

2 reviews

Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family...

Hearty Bean Side Dish

2 reviews

"In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish...


Three-Bean Taco Chili

26 reviews

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a...

Chicken Chili Nachos

6 reviews

This is a “dash in the pan” dish that’s always a hit. The spicy nachos have plenty of chicken and...


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...


Steak And Bean Chili

My husband, Steve, actually created the recipe for this meaty chili when he was in high school...he entered a chili...


Zippy Sausage Chili

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

Jalapeno Bean Dip

2 reviews

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


Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

1 review

Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...


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...


Campfire Beans

4 reviews

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas