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From Canada to the U.S. to Mexico, we have new and traditional North American recipes from regions across the entire continent.

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Zesty Garbanzo Sausage Soup

Even the busiest home cooks will have time to prepare this Cajun-inspired soup. If your family prefers spicier flavors, use medium salsa instead of mild.

Alfresco Bean Salad

If you're bored with the usual greens, try this super healthy version of classic three bean salad. It's terrific as...


Fully Loaded Chili

With lean ground beef, four types of beans and lots of seasonings and toppings, this chili is truly "fully loaded."...


Slow Cooker Vegetable Bean Soup

Kitchen staples and canned goods help me get this heartwarming soup on the table with very little preparation. Feel free...


Taco Bean Soup

"This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can...

Slow-Cooked White Chili

This satisfying slow-simmered chili features chicken, two kinds of beans and crunchy corn. "It's quick, easy and tastes great," says...


Quick Colorful Bean Salad

"I can't remember where I found the recipe for this cold bean salad, but it's become one of my favorites,"...

Hearty Bean Stew

From Regina, Saskatchewan, Penny Giles writes, “A Canadian prairie winter can be bone-chilling. A bowl of this meatless stew over...


Veggie Bean Casserole

I serve this as a meatless main dish, but it also makes a nice side dish. It freezes and reheats...


Three-Bean Salsa

Here’s an easy recipe for fabulous, chunky salsa. “It’s fast, fresh, low in fat and high in fiber,“ shares Regina...


Bean Vegetable Chili

Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family and friends ask me to...

Southwestern Rice Casserole

We really enjoy this hearty dish. Just add a side salad for a nutritious, complete meal. —Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania


Spiced-Up Healthy Soup

“This has been a hit with family and friends. It’s spicy, low-fat and filled with good-for-you ingredients.” Diane Tayman —...


Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...


Confetti Bean Salad

I shared this recipe with a friend a while back. Now we kid about who will make it when we're...


Zippy Vegetarian Chili

Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...

Texican Rice Salad

This dish is a favorite of my husband's and makes use of the plentiful rice grown in our area. I...


Lime Avocado Hummus

My mash-up of guacamole and hummus is light and bright, but also rich and satisfying. Serve with chips and veggies...


Southwestern Bean Salad

My daughter gave me the recipe for this hearty, zippy salad. I've used it many times and received compliments. When...


Spicy Sweet Potato & Chickpea Soup

I love hearty, healthy entree soups, and a bowl of this southwestern sweet potato-soup really satisfies. I add a can...


Jumpin’ Espresso Bean Chili

Chili is a hearty dish I love experimenting with. This meatless version I created is low in fat, but high...


Vegetable Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family - my...


Meaty Three-Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


Confetti Bean Chili

A medley of vegetables and beans adds color and appeal to this recipe from field editor Kathleen Drott of Pineville,...

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Best Ever Beans and Sausage

When my wife asks what she should make for a gathering, she's always told to bring this—and a couple of...


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Chili-Lime Roasted Chickpeas

Looking for a lighter snack that's still a crowd-pleaser? You've found it! This zesty, crunchy chickpea recipe will...


Baja Bean Salad

My mayo-free Baja Bean Salad uses bright, fresh flavors of lime, jalapeño and cilantro that really bring this colorful bean-medley...


Southwest Hummus Dip

Not your ordinary hummus, this dip is a combination of two things I love—chick peas and Southwestern flavors. You can...


Bats, Twigs and Things Chili

You'll want to serve up hearty portions of this chili before you set the kids loose to trick-or-treat. The edible...


Chickpea & Chipotle Tostadas

I often take a not-so-healthy dish and create something good for my family. My young twins love colorful meals they...