Minestrone with Black-Eyed Peas and Kidney Beans
Puerto Rican Red Beans and Rice
Basic red beans and rice recipes are ubiquitous in many cuisines for a reason: kidney beans soak up a ton of flavor and, when served over rice, will keep you full for hours. While some cooks use ham or sausage, this Puerto Rican-inspired meal uses bacon lardons.
Whole black lentils, split Bengal gram (split dried chickpeas) and red kidney beans all need to soak overnight for this soothing, creamy bean dish.
Winter Vegetable Chili
This vegetable chili, thick with kidney beans and hominy (dried, hulled corn kernels), is deliciously smoky and spicy.
Bean, Corn and Squash Stew
Red Beans and Rice
The holy trinity (onion, green bell pepper and celery) add a familiar southern flavor to otherwise ordinary kidney beans.
You'll get a clear taste of cumin in this great cold-weather chili made with ground beef, beans, and green bell pepper. If you want a hotter chili, add as much cayenne as you like.