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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

Senate Bean Potpie

5 reviews

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


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...


Yankee Bean Soup

4 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

32 reviews

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

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:...


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Provencal Bean Soup

1 review

—Jan Marto, Algoma, Wisconsin

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...


Tangy Cranberry Beans

1 review

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


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...


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...

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...


Contest-Winning Ham and Bean Soup

10 reviews

I learned to make this soup when we lived in Pennsylvania near several Amish families. It’s a great way to...


Cowboy Baked Beans

4 reviews

Baked cowboy beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety of beans and...


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 ‘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...

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...


Barbecued Beans

2 reviews

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


Lime Navy Bean Chili

4 reviews

A lip-smacking touch of lime flavors Connie Thomas’s low-fat but filling family favorite. “I love relying on my slow cooker,”...


Slow-Cooked Boston Beans

3 reviews

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


Green Chile Chicken Chili

26 reviews

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


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,...