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Beans & Chili


Summertime Baked Beans: Vegan Style

Dried beans are simple to use, have no added salt and are really inexpensive. They can stay on your cupboard shelf for an extended period of time and add nutrition to your meals. This is a vegan dish that is budget-friendly.


Can You Eat Fava Bean Skin?

Can you eat fava bean skin? Some people are convinced that fava bean skins aren't edible. This article looks more closely at the issue of whether they're safe to eat.


Thick, Hearty Chili With Optional Ground Turkey

An easy chili recipe that can be meatless or not. It's delicious either way.


My Mom's Favorite Turkey Chili con Carne

Wintertime or anytime, a steamy hot bowl of chili con carne is one of those iconic comfort foods that elicits nostalgia across the country. One of the original one-pot meals, this chili was usually made with beef when my mom made it. This version is made with turkey and tastes just as good.


Chili con Carne Recipe (Also Makes a Great Pasta Sauce!)

The savoury aroma of chili conjures images of warm sweaters, autumn leaves, and fireside reading. Meaty, spicy, tomatoey! It doesn’t get better than that. Enjoy this whole food recipe for nutritious, delicious chili.


Best Vegetarian Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili Recipe

Warm up with a bowl of sweet potato and black bean chili, the perfect fall comfort food.


Exploring Edamame: History, Health Benefits, and 5 Recipes

Edamame is much more than a green soybean. Learn all about its origins, how it grows, health benefits, and fun recipes.


10 Fabulous Chickpea Recipes and Serving Suggestions

Chickpeas are delicious, nutritious and readily available either dried or in cans. These 10 chickpea recipes celebrate their versatility and see them prepared in a wide variety of different tasty ways.


Spanish-Style Butter Beans With Orange Recipe

This sophisticated, quick and easy vegan butter beans recipe uses store cupboard ingredients and is ready in just 25 minutes.


The Real MVP: The Only Superbowl Chili Recipe You Need

Not all chili recipes are created equal. Here’s a quick, easy recipe that can incorporate any meat you choose (I prefer ground beef), the right blend of spices and is made in the Crock-Pot for easy preparation, serving and cleanup. Enjoy!


Exploring Chickpeas: History, Nutrition, and 10+ Recipes

What the Middle East has known for centuries is now mainstream. Chickpeas are amazingly flavorful and healthful. Let's look at their history, nutritional benefits, and use them in fun vegan recipes.


Semi-Homemade Easy Vegetarian Chili

A semi-homemade quick and easy chili recipe, perfect for busy evenings!


The Amazing Story of Boston Baked Beans + 4 Recipes

Baked beans have been a favorite New England dish for hundreds of years. Look here for facts, folklore, and fun recipes.


Smoky Black Bean Chili With Cocoa, Cayenne, and Bourbon

This is a delicious, smoky-sweet version of chili, full of sweet red peppers, and flavored with cayenne, dark chocolate and bourbon. It is quick and easy to prepare, and it is a very forgiving recipe if you are new to cooking.


Bacon Hoppin’ John Recipe

Bacon Hoppin' John recipe. It's not just for New Year's Day!


12 Chili Cook-Off Recipes, From the Classic to the Unexpected

I tested many chili recipes in preparation for our annual cook-off. These chilis range from the classic to the unexpected (with ingredients like cherries, pineapple, and butternut squash) to the vegetarian.


Crock-Pot Fall Harvest Chicken Chili Recipe

This crock-pot fall harvest chicken chili is packed full of nutritious fall veggies like pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots. You'll certainly want seconds after a delicious bowl of this chili.


Perfect Cincinnati Chili (Plus a Vegan and Bonus Recipe)

Cincinnati chili—a regional classic copied (but never duplicated) outside of Ohio, until now. Here's the history of this classic dish, an explanation of the components, and how to make it perfect.


Chili Buffet Party: 3 Chili Recipes and Tips

Plan a chili buffet party for the next big game day or large family gathering! Try some of my chili recipes or use your own! A delicious and fun party!


Exploring Chili: Facts, Folklore, and 6 Fun Recipes

Mexican chili? There’s no such thing. Chili con carne as we know it is an American invention. Let’s learn how it all began and explore some recipes.


How to Cook Black-Eyed Peas: Traditional Southern Recipe

A traditional Southern favorite, black-eyed peas are a rich, delicious comfort food. They take only a few ingredients and simmer in about an hour. Check out how easy and delicious this recipe is!


Spiced Chickpea Vegetable Cutlets (Patties) Recipe

Spiced chickpea vegetable cutlets (patties) are scrumptious, filling, and nutritious. Chickpeas are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals that help maintain good health.


Albuquerque Pinto Beans

Cowboy-style pintos cooked tender with just a hint of spicy heat. Serve them with everything, just like they do in the Duke City!


Triple-Meat Beer Chili

Don't limit yourself to ground beef in your chili recipes. I combine beef, lamb, and pork chorizo in this meat lover's chili. The lamb adds richness and the chorizo adds spicy depth.


Best Three Bean and Beef Chili Recipe

Rich, hearty, filling and super nutritious, this easy three bean and beef chili is simple to throw together. The pot of chili simmers for half an hour for incredibly flavorful results!


White Chili Chowder

Fuse Chili and Chowder with a recipe that uses both beans and potatoes. Creaminess envelopes sauteed chicken thighs in traditional chili seasoning.


Roasted Cherry Tomato Chili Soup Recipe

This easy and delicious recipe is a fresh take on a classic chili soup with roasted cherry tomatoes and jalapeños.


How to Make Spicy Fried Chickpeas (Garbanzo Bean Snacks)

Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are packed with nutrients. They are a rich source of iron, fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Fried chickpeas are crunchy and super delicious.


Easy One-Pot Chili

This hearty and delicious chili is a year-round favorite in our home. You can use either ground beef or chicken as your base, and the cleanup is a breeze since everything stays in one pot.


Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) in Spicy Tomato Sauce: A Quick, Cheap and Healthy Supper Recipe

Chickpeas, commonly known as garbanzo beans, are a nutrient-dense, low-fat food—a healthy, budget-friendly substitute for expensive meat. This is a quick, cheap, and tasty recipe for chickpeas in a sauce made from onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes, paprika, and a little (optional) meat.


XXX Extra Hot Texas Chili

This is my variation of a Texas-style chili that has a huge kick! I will inform you of how to make it mild if needed.


Healthy 3-Bean Turkey Beer Chili Recipe

This is not five-alarm spicy, but it does have a pleasant kick to it. You can also make it in a slow cooker/crockpot.


Walt Disney's Chili

I'm on a mission to make every recipe I can in my Disney cookbooks. This is one of Walt's personal recipes, and I feel that I learned a lot while making it.


Baked Maple Bacon Butter Beans to Die For

If you like butter beans, this maple bacon recipe idea will have you (and your kids) begging for seconds. This dish, filled with nutrition, is good for the body and soul!


My Favorite White Bean Chili Recipe

Technically, chili is a combination of beans, meat, and spices. Here is my favorite recipe for chili—oops, I mean, white bean chili.


Family Bean Bake With Cornmeal Dumplings (Adapted From a Pillsbury's Prize-Winning Recipe)

This baked bean casserole recipe is adapted from the 3rd-place winning entry to the 1955 Pillsbury's 6th Grand National competition. Originally called "Teen Bean Bake," I have adapted the recipe and renamed it "Family Bean Bake."


Fast and Easy Weeknight Chili: Dinner Under $10

This chili is quick and easy—and it costs less than $10 to make. With this recipe, you can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.


6 Ways to Use Leftover Baked Beans

Check out these simple and delicious ways to use leftover baked beans. These recipes and ideas are so tasty, you'll be looking forward to future leftovers!


Lentils: One of the World's Healthiest Foods + 3 Recipes

Lentils—squishy, bland, and boring, or tender, tasty, and versatile? If you are not a lentil lover, give me just five minutes to change your mind with these recipes from around the world.


Pumpkin Three Bean Chili Recipe

Warm up this season with this healthy and hearty meatless chili recipe. Your family and friends will love it! The pumpkin adds rich color, flavor, and nutrition to this tasty meal.


Savory Lentils With Heirloom Tomatoes and Veggies

A 30-minute, low-fat, fabulously succulent, one-dish meal. This hearty lentil and heirloom tomatoes dish happened almost by accident. Here's the story.


Vegetarian Guernsey Bean Jar Recipe

Guernsey Bean Jar is a traditional dish that originated in the British Channel Island of Guernsey. Whilst Guernsey Bean Jar normally contains beef and pork, this recipe is a vegetarian version.


Meatless Meal: Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla (With Photo Guide)

A combination of spinach, cheese, and kidney beans (accompanied by a simple, fresh salsa) makes these quesadillas a great addition to any weekly meal plan.


How to Prepare Any Type of Dried Beans

Dried beans are a healthy, inexpensive food. Learn how to prepare and cook them properly. This recipe works for just about any type of dried bean.


Carb Diva's "Un-Meaty" Vegetarian Chili

"Meaty" but meatless chili that doesn't rely on soy protein or frozen veggie crumbles.


Grandma's Heirloom Quick-and-Easy Northern Chili Noodle Recipe

Learn how to cook this under-30-minute Northern egg noodle chili that has been a family tradition in our house for generations. Hearty and healthy, this quick meal is also versatile and capable of being tweaked to your family's tastes.


The Four Best Chili Recipes of All Time

Looking for delicious chili recipes? Here you'll find four of the most delicious chili recipes ever. Let's make chili!


Easy Crockpot Venison Chili

Easily make a rich and flavorful chili with this recipe using a crockpot, fresh vegetables, and ground venison.


5 Great Homemade Hot Dog Chili Recipes

This article explores my best hot dog chili, with four other great hot dog chili recipes, including vegetarian chili. Step-by-step instructions and photos are included. Enjoy!


How to Quick Cook White Beans Without Soaking

Easy photo directions for quick-cooking white beans from scratch without soaking, plus recipes, tips and nutritional information.