Beans & Chili

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Exploring Edamame: History, Health Benefits, and Recipes

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

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10 Different 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.

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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.

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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!

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Mom's Incredible Hearty Vegetable Chili

This powerhouse, one-pot meal has it all: protein, fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and, most of all, flavor out the wazoo! Easy to customize with your preferences or whatever you have on hand.

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Exploring Chickpeas: History, Nutrition, and 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.

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Semi-Homemade Easy Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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

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Exploring Boston Baked Beans

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

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Black Bean Cocoa Chili

This is a delicious, smoky-sweet version of chili, full of sun-dried tomatoes and flavored with bourbon. It is quick and easy to prepare, and it is a very forgiving recipe if you are new to cooking.

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Bacon Hoppin’ John Recipe

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

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Chili Cook-Off! 12 Chili Recipes, Including Classic and the Unexpected

In preparing for an annual chili cook-off, I tested many chili recipes and have included 12 here. The chilis range from the classic to the unexpected (with ingredients like cherries, pineapple, and butternut squash) to the vegetarian.

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Crock-Pot Fall Harvest Chicken Chili

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.

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"Clean Eating" Instant Pot Hamburger Chili

This clean eating hamburger chili is so delicious, and it's packed full of wonderful nutrition for your whole family, too. Serve it alongside some cornbread, corn casserole, or even some homemade chips for the best pairing.

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Perfect Cincinnati Chili

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.

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Cannellini Beans With Seafood

This recipe is a healthy and inexpensive way to stretch your seafood budget. It's easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Use either scallops or shrimp.

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Easy Chili Recipe in Slow Cooker

No-fuss, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for making chili in a slow cooker. A healthy slow cooker recipe ideal for brunch, lunch, dinner or for a snack.

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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!

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Exploring Chili: Facts, Folklore, and 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.

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A Simply Delicious Crock-Pot Chili Recipe

Chili is a classic dish. This simple, delicious recipe is perfect for wintertime!

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How to Cook Black-Eyed Peas

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Chili Soup

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

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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.

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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.

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Baked Beans Done in the Slow Cooker

Beautiful baked beans and bacon. Full of flavor with little effort.

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

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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.

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chili

Based on chili con carne, 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.

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Chipotle Turkey Chili

Check out this smokey, spicy turkey chili. Perfect for a cold day!

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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.

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More Butter Beans Please!

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!

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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.

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Easy Crock-Pot Chili

A family favorite, this is an easy three-ingredient chili with hamburger, kidney beans, and stewed tomatoes. Oh, don't forget the spicy goodness.

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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."

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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.

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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!

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Exploring Lentils: One of the World's Healthiest Foods (With 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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Prepare Any Type of Dried Beans for a Recipe

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

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Recipe for Vegetarian Bean Patties

I love this healthy alternative to the average hamburger. I will show you how to make a healthy meat alternative using this vegetable bean patties recipe. You never know, you might be pleasantly surprised.

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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.

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The Four Best Chili Recipes in the World

Are you looking for delicious chili recipes? Here you'll find four of the most delicious chili recipes ever. So what are you waiting for? Let's make chili!

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Easy Crockpot Venison Chili

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

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5 Great Recipes for Hot Dog Chili

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!

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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.