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Lime Navy Bean Chili

5 reviews

A lip-smacking touch of lime flavors Connie Thomas’s low-fat but filling family favorite. “I love relying on my slow cooker,” confides the Jensen, Utah cook. “Just fill it in the morning and come home to a wonderful, warm meal—no matter how busy the day!”

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...


Emily’s Bean Soup

9 reviews

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


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Hearty Navy Bean Soup

46 reviews

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


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

8 reviews

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


Jen’s Baked Beans

5 reviews

My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat,...

Quick Mexican Bean Soup

7 reviews

It never hurts to have a few meals that you can whip up in very little time, and this hearty...


Tangy Cranberry Beans

1 review

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


Slow-Cooker Potluck Beans

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


Hearty Italian White Bean Soup

7 reviews

A bowlful of this soup is so satisfying, it's hard to believe it's actually good for you, too. I crave...

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,...


Brenda’s Baked Beans

5 reviews

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


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...


Barbecued Beans

2 reviews

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