Red Bean Soup

In Japan and China, red bean soup is often sweetened and served cold. From sweet red bean soup to spicy Cajun red bean soup to hot vegetarian soups with kidney beans, these easy red bean soup recipes cover both dessert and main-dish territories.

Texas Red Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

A medley of chile peppers give this unique chili plenty of kick while the addition of thick-cut bacon lends an irresistible smoky flavor. Serve with a fresh green salad for a satisfying meal in less than an hour.

Smoked Sausage and Bean Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

The crisp crunch of coleslaw adds extra texture to this warm and hearty bean soup recipe. To save time, use coleslaw mix found in the produce section.

Total: 45 mins

Southwestern Bean Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings

Better Homes and Gardens

Healthy and hearty, this meatless bean and vegetable soup will satisfy any hungry crowd. The dumplings are an extra treat.

Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Lean pork tenderloin gets a huge flavor boost from a perfect blend of spicy, smoky, and sweet peppers in this incredible chili. Red beans are a hearty addition, making this a filling lunch, or main course for dinner. Simply add a fresh green salad or half-sandwich for a complete dinner that will satisfy even the most insatiable of appetites.

Total: 30 mins

Colorados (Red Bean Soup)

Diabetic Living

Beef brisket and a ham hock make this hearty diabetic soup a main dish that needs no sides. It would also be tasty with biscuits or cornbread.


Family Circle

This version of the classic Italian soup includes turkey meatballs, which are added in the last step of this vegetable soup recipe. Purists can leave them out.

Zesty Bean Soup

Family Circle

Spicy chorizo sausage and two kinds of beans--great northern and red kidney--team up in this chunky soup.

Veggie Cincinnati Chili

Family Circle

Cincinnati chili is renowned for being the chili spiced with cinnamon and served over spaghetti. This low-fat vegetarian recipe is chockfull of zucchini, carrots, sweet pepper, and the expected kidney beans.

Red Bean Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew

Midwest Living

Starchy sweet potatoes and creamy peanut butter complement spicy Cajun seasoning in this easy slow cooker chicken stew.

Red Bean Stew

Diabetic Living

Garlic, cilantro, oregano, and adobo seasoning add a zesty kick to this vegetarian meal. It's served over brown rice, which adds even more fiber to this healthy main dish.

Total: 20 mins
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