Smoky Baked Beans with Chorizo
Add extra flavor to baked Great Northern beans with dry-cured Spanish chorizo, a type of smoked sausage with a deep red color. Be sure to use firm, dry-cured Spanish chorizo and not soft, raw Mexican chorizo for this recipe.
Cuban Black Bean Soup
Inspired by his Cuban mother's black bean soup, Chef Douglas Rodriguez of DeLaCosta restaurant in Chicago developed the robust flavor in this recipe for people who didn't have money to spend on meat for stock. Here we use both fresh and dried oregano because each imparts a different flavor to the final dish.
Ham and Bean Soup
This ham and bean soup recipe gets great flavor from a smoked ham hock, fresh vegetables, and fresh herbs. Starting with a package of dried bean soup mix instead of using canned beans helps keep the sodium in check.
Collard Greens with Lima Beans and Smoked Turkey
This one-pot meal can be made up to three days ahead and refrigerated.
Seattle Black Beans
Using broth to cook the beans instead of water makes them that much more savory. Seasoned with cumin and paired with chopped veggies make this an easy, healthy side dish.
Tiny French Beans with Smoked Sausage
Find flageolets, tiny French kidney beans, can be found in specialty food stores or online at
White Beans with Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto
Add a green salad and crusty bread to this simple rustic dish for a satisfying supper. Simmer the beans on the stovetop if they're still not tender after cooking under pressure for 12 minutes.
Mexican Ham and Bean Soup
This filling soup makes good use of leftover ham. Pair with fresh bread for a complete meal.
Hearty Navy Bean Soup
Simmer dried navy beans with ham hocks, carrot, and onion for a hearty and nutrient-packed main dish soup.
Lamb Shanks on Cannellini Beans
Cooking the beans and lamb at the same time frees you to work on an appetizer or dessert.
Anasazi and Black Bean Chili
Slightly sweet red and white Anasazis contrast with robust black beans in flavor and color. You can substitute pintos for the Anasazi beans, if you prefer.
Farfalle with Fava Beans, Morel Mushrooms, and Mascarpone
The morel mushrooms give this healthy dish and earthy undertone. You can also use shiitake mushrooms and edamame, good year-round alternatives to morels and fava beans.
Pork Roast with White Beans and Cranberries
This rich dish balances sweet and tart flavors from the cranberries with savory notes from the pork and sage. Garnish each serving with a fresh sage sprig.
Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans
Just one serving of this side goes a long way toward helping you reach your daily fiber goal. To quick-soak the beans, cover with water to 2 inches above beans; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Then continue the recipe with preheating the oven.