Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans are a staple ingredient in chili, but they’re so much more versatile than that. Check out our recipes with kidney beans for creative (and easy!) ideas.

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Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in no time before the slow cooker takes over the work. I can make this for people who like it hot or mild just by changing the salsa. You can make it really spicy if you add hot peppers and hot salsa. —Bonnie Altig, North Pole, Alaska

Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


Spicy Two-Bean Chili

Chili fans will get a kick out of this untraditional recipe. Tomatoes with green chiles, lime juice and kidney and...


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...


Mexican White Chili

White chili may be a little different from what you're used to, but it's sure to warm you up on...

Easy Slow Cooker Chili

This hearty chili can cook for up to 10 hours on low. It's so good to come home after a...


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Healthy Turkey Chili

I've taken my mother's healthy turkey chili recipe and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in...


Spiced Chili

My father was a cook in the Army and taught me the basics in the kitchen. My childhood baby-sitter inspired...

Spicy Cowboy Chili

Toasting the peppers for this chili releases their earthy flavors – but do wear gloves when handling dried peppers and...


Hearty Taco Chili

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds....


Tex-Mex Chili

Need to satisfy big, hearty appetites? Look no further than this Tex-Mex recipe with beef stew meat, plenty...


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...


Slow-Cooker Vegan Chili

I combine ingredients for this hearty slow-cooker vegan chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning...