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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...


Senate Bean Potpie

6 reviews

The flavors from classic Senate bean soup inspired this hearty potpie with a cornbread topping. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina


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,”...

Green Chile Chicken Chili

30 reviews

The prep work for this chili is easy thanks to several pantry staples. It’s loaded with shredded chicken and beans....


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


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...


Yankee Bean Soup

5 reviews

My family really enjoys this hearty soup, which is perfect for a wintry day. Bacon, molasses and onion add great...


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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...

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...


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:...


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....


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Provencal Bean Soup

1 review

—Jan Marto, Algoma, Wisconsin


Confetti Bean Soup Mix

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

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?...


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,...


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...


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...


Bean and Bacon Soup

6 reviews

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

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Smoky Baked Beans

19 reviews

They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans,...


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,...


Slow-Cooked Boston Beans

4 reviews

These slow-cooked beans have a little more zip than usual Boston baked beans, and the rum helps lighten the flavor....


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...


Easy Low-Fat Chili

2 reviews

"This zesty chili really hits the spot on cool fall days," confirms Janet Moore of Ogdensburg, New York.


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,...