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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Instant Pot Chili con Carne

Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of our favorite dishes to re-create in them. This cooks up fast but tastes like it simmered all day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bonnie’s Chili

This chili is incredibly easy to make, and has a surprising depth of flavor for something that comes together in...


Hearty Chili Mac

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


Campfire Beans

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


Spicy Two-Bean Chili

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

Quick Taco Soup

My family—husband Dave and I and our three teenagers—enjoy this spicy, hearty soup. It's a nice change of pace from...


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....

Meaty Three-Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


Jalapeno Bean Dip

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips because...


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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...

Classic Chili

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


Taco Bean Soup

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


Pepperoni Pizza Chili

We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I...


Three-Bean Taco Chili

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a...


Corn Chip Chili Cheese Dip

After trying to create a Mexican soup, I ended up with this outstanding dip. My husband and two young children...


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...


Family-Favorite Baked Beans

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

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


Fully Loaded Chili

With lean ground beef, four types of beans and lots of seasonings and toppings, this chili is truly "fully loaded."...


Cajun Beef and Beans

Here’s the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs dinner you’ve been looking for! Fire-roasted tomatoes, Cajun seasoning and chili powder add a nice dose...


Spiced Chili

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

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Chili Bake

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


Hearty Taco Chili

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


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...


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...


One-Pot Chilighetti

Grab your stockpot for my meal-in-one chili and spaghetti. I’ve got a large family, and this hearty pasta takes care...