The endless versatility and staggering variety of beans makes them one of our favorite ingredients to work with—not to mention their affordability and healthfulness. Here, a collection of our favorite bean recipes, from black bean soup to baked beans with bacon.
The dried butter beans for this simple dish can take as long as two hours to cook. Use canned butter beans to cut the prep time to 20 minutes. Serve the dish as a hearty, satisfying main course.