Dried Beans and Legume Recipes

Add more protein to your diet with these recipes for beans and pulses. Browse top-rated recipes with beans and lentils including chili, side dishes and more.

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
RaisinKane aka Patti

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

A hearty combination of beans, corn, tomatoes, and taco seasonings, slow cooked with shredded chicken. Top each bowl with Cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips. Made mostly of canned ingredients, this tasty soup lets the slow cooker do the work so you don't have to!

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Mexican Bean Salad
Karen Castle

Mexican Bean Salad

Black beans, kidney beans, and cannellini beans combine with corn, bell pepper, and red onion in this easy and colorful salad. It's tossed with a sensational dressing made with fresh lime juice, cilantro, and cumin.

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Best Black Beans
Cameron

Best Black Beans

This simple black beans recipe works well with your favorite rice as a side dish for Mexican and Cuban meals.

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Terry's Texas Pinto Beans
Fooddude

Terry's Texas Pinto Beans

An old fashioned 'pot of beans' recipe. It starts with dry pinto beans, onion, and chicken broth. Add green chili salsa, jalapeno and cumin for the spicy kick.

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White Beans and Peppers
MOTTSBELA

White Beans and Peppers

Any sweet pepper will work in this side dish, but I love the delicate spiciness of the long, pointy gypsy pepper. I use organic beans, and serve alongside a veggie burger.

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Braised Black Lentils
Chef John

Braised Black Lentils

Black lentils are cooked slow and low with herbs and vegetables for a tasty and filling side dish.

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Creole Red Beans and Rice
Paige

Creole Red Beans and Rice

Tender red kidney beans simmer slowly with Creole seasonings and smoked sausage, then served over hot cooked rice for a traditional and warming meal.

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Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)
SUSMITA

Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)

This delicious vegetarian stew is made in the pressure cooker, using dried kidney beans and a spice paste with garlic, ginger, and onion. Serve over rice or with flatbreads for a flavorful and wallet-friendly dinner.

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Indian-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas
Naomi Witzke

Indian-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy roasted chickpeas are crisp, spicy little nibbles. This is one snack that you can feel good about munching.

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Quinoa and Black Beans
3LIONCUBS

Quinoa and Black Beans

Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite.

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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
LAURENMU

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Quick and easy black bean burgers, spiced up with chili sauce, cumin, garlic and chili powder. A tasty alternative to the frozen kind.

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Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili
Deb

Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili

Prepared salsa and chili seasoning mix speed preparation of this easy version of chili. Serve over cornbread or with crackers. Add jalapeno peppers for more heat.

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Italian Sausage Soup
SALLYJUN

Italian Sausage Soup

This soup is easy to put together, and the flavor of the spicy sausage is balanced nicely by Great Northern beans, zucchini, fresh spinach, and carrots. Makes a delicious winter supper.

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It's Chili by George!!
George Couch

It's Chili by George!!

This is a good, standard chili, with lots of ground beef, tomatoes, kidney and pinto beans, and onions. It needs to simmer for 90 minutes on the stove, or can be made in a slow cooker and left to simmer all day.

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Lentil Soup
Bob Cody

Lentil Soup

Lentils are coupled with vegetables for this family-friendly lentil soup. Topped with spinach and a splash of vinegar, this is the perfect weekday dinner.

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Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
Karena

Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos

These unusual burritos are made with sweet potatoes, spices and kidney beans. They freeze well and can be deep-fried instead of baked.

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Refried Beans Without the Refry
CHEFCLAUDE

Refried Beans Without the Refry

Flavorful refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker.

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Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili
Cathy

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Delicious white bean chili. Cha Cha says: 'It's kinda spicy, so watch out!' Substitute mild green chiles for the jalapenos if you're scared! Use more chicken and cheese as desired.

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Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Janeen Barlow

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Browned ground beef seasoned with a package of taco seasoning is combined in a slow cooker with canned beans, tomatoes, and green chilies. Serve with tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream.

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Hummus III
RC2STEP

Hummus III

As a spread, dip or garlicky pita filling, classic hummus is both delicious and satisfying. Best of all, it's whipped up in seconds in a blender or food processor.

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Simple Turkey Chili
Amanda Ingraham

Simple Turkey Chili

Using ground turkey, canned kidney beans, and plenty of seasonings gives this simple and surprisingly light chili plenty of flavor. It's even better the second day!

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Delicious Black Bean Burritos
Alison

Delicious Black Bean Burritos

Onions, bell peppers and jalapenos are heated in a skillet. Black beans come next and then cubes of cream cheese and a bit of cilantro. Scoop this wonderful concoction into a warm tortillas and try and eat just one.

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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Terryn

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Delicious and EASY zesty soup recipe that uses only 6 canned ingredients! Serve over tortilla chips, and top with shredded Cheddar cheese. Throw away the cans and no one will know that it is not from scratch!

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The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World
calead910

The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World

Break out your soup pot and fix up a batch of this delicious, spicy vegetarian chili today! It's ready in no time, and packed with vegetables, beans - and flavor!

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Black Bean and Salsa Soup
Maryanne

Black Bean and Salsa Soup

Black beans, salsa, veggie broth and cumin are tossed into the blender. Transfer to a pot and heat until warm and bubbly. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of green onion.

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Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
EFasse

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

These black bean and corn quesadillas are really cheesy, a little bit spicy, and a little bit sweet. My vegetarian husband goes crazy over these every time! Feel free to play around and add chicken or veggies, if you desire. Don't forget the salsa and sour cream!

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Black Bean and Corn Salad II
Jen

Black Bean and Corn Salad II

A tasty lime dressing, with cayenne and garlic added for kick, make this salad a bit different from the usual.

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