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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Slow-Cooked Calico Beans

My sister-in-law gave me the recipe for these hearty beans that make an appearance at all of our family functions. The ingredients slowly cook to perfection for a mouthwatering sweet-and-smoky flavor. Everyone will be going back for seconds!

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad

We enjoy fajitas and tacos, but finding a good side dish to go with them wasn't easy—until this recipe came...


Campfire Beans

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


Hearty Chili Mac

Luckily, this recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent...


Slow Cooker Calico Beans

With so many folks moving to meatless or healthier food choices, I decided to remove the meat from the original...

Four-Bean Medley

This side dish always gets compliments. It’s easy to make ahead and simmer in the slow cooker, so it’s super...

Round Steak Chili

The addition of round steak gives this chili recipe a nice change of pace. Everyone in my family just loves...


Quick Red Beans and Rice

Even my kids like this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs dish. I like to add cubed leftover ham to make it a main...


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

I got this recipe from my aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...

Family-Favorite Baked Beans

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large...


Mixed Bean Salad

Making this colorful salad a day ahead gives it time to marinate. We love its flavorful tangy-sweet dressing.


Veg Jambalaya

This flavorful entree uses convenient canned beans in place of the meat—and never lets you leave hungry. —Crystal Jo Bruns,...


Sweet and Tangy Ranch Beans

This sweet and tangy side dish uses lots of convenient canned goods, so it’s a snap to throw together. The...

Chili Bake

Instead of simmering on the stovetop, this chill bakes in the oven. When my family smells this baking, they run...


Four-Bean Taco Chili

This is how you heat up the dinner table on a cold night. My zesty chili is chock-full of ground...


Southwest Chili con Carne

You'll only need one skillet and 20 minutes to whip up this hearty, slightly spicy Chili Con Carne. —Marline Emmal...


Rock’n and Roast’n Chili

I got the basics of this recipe from a friend at a Super Bowl party and tweaked it from there....


30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky no-meat chili is good for you. It's loaded...


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...


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Manchester Stew

While in college, I studied abroad. At the time, I was a vegetarian and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious...


Spicy Beans ‘n’ Rice

Savory Cajun flavor zips up this quick skillet dish that's loaded with beans, tomatoes, rice and seasonings. It's delicious served...


Speedy Weeknight Chili

Super-easy and great-tasting, this chili makes a big batch of great party fare. I use my food processor to chop...

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