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.

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

How to Make Bean Soup

Learn how to make bean soup, and you'll always have a hearty, nutritious, and inexpensive meal, any night of the week.

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

How to Make Potato Soup

Whether baked or mashed, French fried or hash-browned, potatoes have long been the basis for many classic comfort foods. Soup is a classic comfort food, too, so why not put the two together and try this recipe for how to make potato soup?

How to Make Green Bean Casserole

Remember back when Sunday dinners and holidays just weren't complete without everyone's favorite green bean casserole on the table? We all loved those crunchy fried onions topping the creamy blend of mushroom soup and beans. Learning how to make green bean casserole was a new cook's rite of passage, and this recipe sat in almost everyone's recipe box.

How to Make a Ham

There are many types of ham and many methods for how to cook ham. Some hams are already cooked and sliced into spirals so that all you have to do is heat them up. Others are canned and can be sliced and eaten after being warmed. Country hams are completely different as they have been salt-cured and need to be bathed in water to remove the curing salt.

How to Cook a Honey-Glazed Ham

Once you learn how to cook a honey-glazed ham in your own kitchen you'll find it's just as easy to make one at home as it is to make the trip to a specialty store for a pre-sliced ham with a packet of glaze. What's more, you'll find the homemade version is considerably less expensive.

How to Cook Beets

For a vibrant and vivacious side dish with unmatched natural sweetness, you should know how to cook beets. This often overlooked vegetable comes in several varieties, including red ruby and golden, which you can use interchangeably or combine in a single dish.

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