North America

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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    Beef Taco Chili

    This one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was also voted Best Chili in our county's autumn Harvest Festival. If you like less broth, use just 1-3/4 cups water and 1-1/2 tsp. bouillon. —Dana Beery, Ione, Washington

    Burrito Pie

    Layers of cheese, meat sauce and tortillas create a satisfying Mexican lasagna kids of all ages will love. The recipe...


    Tex-Mex Bean Bake with Cornbread Topping

    I frequently cooked this dish when I was on the cross-country team in college. We loved this veggie-packed bake so...


    Southwest Frito Pie

    I got a real culture shock when we moved to New Mexico several years ago, but we grew to love...


    Hearty Red Beans & Rice

    My husband loves this quick and filling entree. The entire family gobbles this right up! —Sherri Miller, Greencastle, Indiana

    Goblin Bean Burritos

    These burritos are packed with beans, peppers and rice, making them great-tasting and good for you at the same time....


    Spicy Peanut Chicken Chili

    After spending time in the Southwest, I discovered Mexican peanut chicken and thought it would be fun to make it...

    Patio Pintos

    Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once she made a batch for...


    Layered Cornbread Salad

    When the garden comes in, we harvest the veggies and layer them with cornbread and sweet relish for this snappy...


    Homemade Cilantro Bean Burgers

    These pantry-friendly bean burgers are a tempting alternative to beef. Cilantro, cumin and lime juice add a lively Latin kick.—Dorothy...


    Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

    Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop an onion, and add...

    No-Guilt Beefy Nachos

    Nachos you can feel good about! This meaty topping has less fat and sodium than typical nacho beef because you...


    Mexican Bean ‘n’ Barley Chili

    Chili powder adds just the right amount of “heat” to this filling, fast and fabulous vegetarian meal idea from Lana...


    Baked Beans Mole

    My son and husband love this hearty side dish that is quick and easy to prepare but yet so flavorful....


    Flavorful Taco Soup

    You’ll get a kick out of this hearty, Southwest-inspired soup from Sandi Lee of Houston, Texas. Feel free to dunk...


    Bean Soup with Cheddar Cornmeal Dumplings

    "I created my own, easy-to-prepare bean soup based on one we liked at a local Mexican restaurant," writes Shannon Kohn...

    Beef ‘n’ Chili Beans

    I took this dish to the last church meal we had, and it was a hit! Several of the ladies...


    Zippy Sausage Chili

    Our family loves Mexican food, but I wasn't happy with any chili recipes I came across. So I decided to...


    Baked Bean

    Two types of beans, jalapeno pepper and a little liquid smoke help these beans steal the show at potlucks and...


    Tex-Mex Rice and Bean Snack

    "This zesty Southwestern-style dip, served with tortilla wedges, is perfect for tailgating and after-game parties...or for any fun occasion," says...


    Cornbread-Topped Frijoles

    My family often requests this economical slow-cooker favorite. It's loaded with fresh southwestern flavors. One batch makes several servings—but it...


    Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

    The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...


    Taco Bean Soup

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


    Beefy Beans ‘N’ Rice

    This easy skillet dish has a nice barbecue flavor that goes over well in winter.—Rebecca Roberts, Odessa, Texas

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    Hominy Taco Chili

    "This robust chili is easy to prepare with canned items and receives rave reviews," says Barbara Wheless, Sheldon, South Carolina....


    Unfried Refried Beans

    "Refried beans were a staple in our home when I was growing up, but the dish my dad made called...


    Stovetop Pinto Beans

    We enjoy this dish throughout the year. When I take it to church suppers, I set some oven-fresh corn bread...


    Saucy Ranch Beans

    With two men in the house, I need to put together stick-to-your ribs meals. My husband and son are never...


    Ham and Bean Chili

    Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three...


    Pinto Bean Stew

    This thick, hearty stew is loaded with beans and vegetables and makes a wonderful supper on cold winter days. I...