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Slow-Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

This version of vegan baked beans doesn't need an oven. The slow cooker makes it the ultimate hands-off party dish. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Slow-Cooker Spinach Bean Soup

This navy bean soup is heartwarming comfort food at its best. It's my signature soup that I make for my...


Easy Portuguese-Style Bean Soup

1 review

One day I was looking at Portuguese recipes and decided to put together a bean soup that embraced the bright...


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...


Quick Bean Soup

1 review

A co-worker of mine brought this soup for everyone to sample at lunch one day. I ended up eating a...

Navy Bean Vegetable Soup

19 reviews

My family likes bean soup, so I came up with this hearty, hammed-up version. The leftovers freeze well for first-rate...


Speedy Bean Soup

1 review

This soup will be put together quick and will be on the table in no time.—Kathleen Drott, Pineville, Louisiana

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Hearty Navy Bean Soup

32 reviews

My family loves navy bean soup! Beans were a commodity you did not survive without in the '30s. This excellent...


Slow-Cooker Potluck Beans

It was the morning of our family potluck, and I still needed something to take. I threw together this recipe...


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Provencal Bean Soup

1 review

—Jan Marto, Algoma, Wisconsin


Georgian Bay Baked Beans

My dressed-up baked beans are always a hit at barbecues and potlucks. If you can, prepare them a day ahead:...

Tangy Cranberry Beans

1 review

Whenever I take these beans to barbecues, they’re always eaten up right away. —Wendie Osipowicz, New Britain, Connecticut


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...


Bean Vegetable Soup

4 reviews

Beans add extra texture and flavor to this vegetable soup. This soup is light in calories yet packed with flavor....


Navy Bean Squash Soup

5 reviews

On a chilly day, what could be more comforting than a pot of this homemade soup simmering on the stove?...


Confetti Bean Soup Mix

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

Campfire Bean ‘N’ Ham Soup

7 reviews

These are the best beans and ham you'll ever taste—bar none! Friends rave about this hearty soup that I serve...


Slow-Cooked Baked Beans

1 review

My friend suggested this recipe when I needed a new dish to bring to a barbecue. It was an incredible...


Mushroom-Bean Bourguignon

2 reviews

In our family, boeuf bourguignon has been a staple for generations. I wanted a meatless alternative. All this dish needs...


Brenda’s Baked Beans

4 reviews

When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a...


Sportsman’s Bean Soup

I’ve been cooking and freezing soups and stews for 45 years. This hearty, wholesome soup is one of my wife’s...


Ham and Bean Tomato Soup

Erin Lembke's take on this hearty classic is a thick tomato-based soup loaded with veggies and well-seasoned with herbs. Cayenne...


Bean ‘n’ Burger Pockets

1 review

This recipe started out as an alternative to baked beans—just for a change of taste. One day I decided to...


Minty Bean Salad

Each September, a women's group at our church sponsors a salad supper. Everyone is delighted when they see this extra-special...

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Lucky Bean Soup

5 reviews

This recipe is from a bean soup gift pack I developed as a fund-raiser for our church. We provide it...


Basque Vegetable Soup

4 reviews

This is a hearty soup widely served here, especially at the many restaurants specializing in Basque cuisine. It's a nice...


Bean Soup Mix

1 review

An attractive bag of this savory mix makes a tasteful gift for a teacher or co-worker— remember to attach the...


Barbecued Beans

2 reviews

Most members of my family would agree that no picnic is complete until these delicious beans have made their appearance....


Bean and Bacon Soup

5 reviews

This bean and bacon soup has been on our menu for about 25 years. Customers tell us they love its...


Boston Baked Beans

9 reviews

Simmered in molasses, these slow-cooker Boston baked beans are perfect to take to your next potluck. The sauce is sweet,...