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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Pressure-Cooker Turkey Chili

I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in fall and winter. —Celesta Zanger, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Three-Bean Chili with Polenta Crust

Easy to assemble, this zesty one-dish meal is ideal for a busy weeknight or to serve last-minute guests. Dial down...


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....


Barley Bean Chili

Most folks have heard of barley soup, but this barley chili takes them by surprise. My variation features a delectable...


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...


Bean & Bulgur Chili

A hot bowl of this zesty bulgur and bean chili will warm you throughout the year. The bulgur adds amazing...


Taco Joe Dip

My daughter was the first in our family to try this recipe. She thought it was delicious so she passed...


Tuscan Sausage & Bean Dip

This is a spinoff of a Mexican dip I had once. The original was wicked good, but since I was...


Classic Chili

Mom's homemade chili recipe was the best! She knew just the right ingredients to put her 'stamp' on it. I...

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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...


Spiced Chili

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


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...


Ground Beef Chili

Everyone who tastes my beef chili recipe says that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade cornbread. I have...

Hearty Taco Chili

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


Healthy Greek Bean Dip

This crowd-pleasing appetizer is healthy to boot! Folks will love to eat their veggies when they can dip them in...


Tex-Mex Chili

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


Super-Duper Chili

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...


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...


Thick & Chunky Beef Chili

Hearty, flavorful ingredients and a thick, rich sauce make this a satisfying chili that's sure to win compliments on your...


25-Minute Turkey Chili

This recipe for turkey chili is a nice change of pace from traditional beef dishes, offering a whole different set...


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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...

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Bloody Mary Soup with Beans

I love a good Bloody Mary, which inspired this recipe. The soup packs a spicy punch, and it'll warm you...


Taco Bean Soup

This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix. You can add a can of green chiles if you like...


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...


Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

This chili, loaded with white beans and cubes of pork, has plenty of bite. But if it’s not spicy enough...


Hearty Potluck Chili

A co-worker made this hearty and well-seasoned chili for a potluck at work, and I just had to have the...