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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...

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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


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...


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...


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...

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...


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...


Barbecued Beans

2 reviews

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


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...


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...

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,...


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....