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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Hearty Chili Mac

Luckily, this recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent leftovers-if there is any left. Not that I'm a retired farm wife, I enjoy traveling and volunteering. —Fannie Wehmas, Saxon, Wisconsin

Campfire Beans

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


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....


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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...

Round Steak Chili

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

Family-Favorite Baked Beans

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

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


Chili Bake

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


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...

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....


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...