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4 Kidney bean recipes that will change the way you look at canned goods

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Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

Turn kidney beans into colorful and delicious recipes that are quick and easy to make.

Pink hummus, anyone? Count me in on this one, because this pink hummus is made with kidney beans, and it's really good. You may even want to ditch the pita crackers and use a spoon with this hummus.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

Kidney bean hummus is super easy to make because the blender does all the work.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

What really makes the flavor pop in this hummus is salt. So give it a taste test before serving, and add more if needed.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

Kidney bean hummus recipe

Homemade hummus made with kidney beans and spices is topped with olive oil, pepita seeds and fresh herbs. It makes a delicious appetizer, dip or snack.

Serves 3

Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 dashes ground cumin
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 2-3 dashes sea salt (or salt to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, for garnish
  • 1 sprig parsley, cilantro or dill, chopped, for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons pepita or sunflower seeds, for garnish
  • 3 teaspoons crumbled feta cheese, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. To a blender, add the kidney beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, pepper and salt.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer to serving dishes, and drizzle olive oil on top. Garnish with fresh herbs, pepita seeds and feta cheese.
  4. Serve with pita bread, crackers or fresh veggies.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

Kidney beans in chili really makes for a hearty meal.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

And adding kidney beans is a great way to stretch the chili to feed more people.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

Homemade ancho chili with kidney beans recipe

Homemade chili made with kidney beans, spices and ancho chili powder is quick and easy to make.

Serves 3

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or salt to taste)
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat, and add the ground beef, onion and bell pepper.
  2. Stir as the ground beef mixture cooks. Let cook until the ground beef is done.
  3. Transfer to a plate with a paper towel to drain off excess grease.
  4. Heat a medium-size pot on medium heat, and add the ground beef mixture.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients, and stir.
  6. Let the chili simmer for about 25 minutes or until it reaches the desired thickness.
  7. Serve hot, and top with shredded cheese.


Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

How about going meatless and having a kidney bean veggie burger for dinner tonight?

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

These kidney bean veggie burgers even look like raw hamburger. No problem sampling these burgers when they're raw.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

They make a hearty burger, that's for sure.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

Kidney bean veggie burger recipe

This kidney bean veggie burger is made with quinoa, veggies and herbs and is served on a bun with kale and sliced tomato.

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and mashed
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed or almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. To a large bowl, add all the ingredients except for the olive oil.
  2. Mix together with your hands until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Form into 4 patties.
  4. Heat a large skillet on medium heat, and add the olive oil.
  5. Add the burgers to the pan, let cook until the bottom sides start to brown, and then turn them over.
  6. Let cook until the other sides of the burgers start to brown.
  7. Remove from the pan, and serve warm on a bun with kale and sliced tomatoes or your favorite condiments.


Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

Tex-Mex rice with kidney beans is so good. It makes a delicious side dish, or you could make a meal out of it if you want to.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

To make it into a main dish, just add some meat. and you'll be good to go.

Keep your pantry stocked with canned kidney beans for easy dishes in a pinch

Tex-Mex rice with kidney beans recipe

This hearty Tex-Mex side dish made with rice and kidney beans can also be made into a main dish by adding chicken, beef or pork.

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or salt to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat, and add all the ingredients except the cilantro. Stir together.
  2. When the liquid just starts to boil, turn the heat down to low, and cover the pan.
  3. Let simmer with the lid on until the rice absorbs most of the liquid (about 20 minutes).
  4. Do a taste test to see if it needs more salt.
  5. Serve while hot, and garnish with cilantro.

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More kidney bean recipes

Slow cooker kidney bean curry
Kidney bean sloppy Joe mix
Chili lime rice and beans

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