Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans of the red variety are a must-have for your red beans and rice or your favorite chili. Give kidney beans a try with one of over 450 kidney bean recipes.

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Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

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Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.

Easy Homemade Chili

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Easy homemade chili. Goes great with cornbread or over corn chips for a chili pie! I like to use spicy pinto beans.

Simple Turkey Chili

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This is a very simple and hearty chili with plenty of flavor. It's even better the second day! I serve this with lowfat Cheddar cheese and lowfat sour cream. It's also delicious with crackers.

Just Like Wendy's® Chili

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After trying several clone recipes and adjusting them to my tastes, I've concocted what I think is the best clone. Serve topped with finely diced white onions and/or shredded cheese. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

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This is a quick, throw together slow cooker soup with a Mexican flair. Teenagers love it. Serve topped with corn chips, shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Make sure you adjust the amount of chile peppers if you're sensitive about spicy foods.

Slow Cooker Chili II

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The slow cooker is a great way to make chili. This beefy chili is packed with beans, veggies, and spice.

Mexican Bean Salad

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A colorful, spicy, and refreshing bean and corn salad.

Easy Red Beans and Rice

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This is an easy and delicious take on a Louisiana classic that you can prepare and cook in 40 minutes! I use turkey kielbasa to cut down on the fat, but not the flavor. Season with hot pepper sauce if you like.

It's Chili by George!!

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Can be made on the stove or in the slow cooker. It's quick, easy and so good.
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My Chili

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This is the easiest chili recipe, and it is delicious and sure to please everyone. Using home canned tomatoes gives the best flavor, but is not necessary. Enjoy.

Quick Chili I

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Easy chili with beans can be made as mild or spicy as desired. It's even better the next day.

Authentic New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

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Just like mom makes. I recommend cooking the day before you want to eat it. It is a time-consuming recipe and the taste gets even better after 24 hours in the refrigerator. For extra spice, add a splash of hot sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Three Bean Salad With Celery

"Loved this recipe! Substituted kidney beans for black beans though. Taste is great and everyone loved it! Perfect for summer." – ThePinkRollingZeppelin

It's Chili by George!!

See how to make chili with lots of seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, onions, kidney and pinto beans.

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili

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This is so easy and so tasty. Freezes great for meals later in the week. If you want it a little thinner add an extra can of tomato sauce. Also the green chiles are not hot but add a wonderful flavor, so don't be afraid of them.