20 Kinds of Bean Recipes

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Cooking with beans is a great way to feed a large family economically and these recipes are all fabulous tried and true over more than a 100 years old.

Mom and Grandma were taught how to stretch a budget and feed large and in Italy, beans were a staple then and now.

Many recipes were made with white beans, red beans, lentils, peas and so on.

All of them were either combined with a rich tomato sauce and back in the 1960s when money was tight, it was a bonus to have meats of any kind added.

Grandma and mom used ham bones, chicken, ground meats and whatever was available.

Beans are a great source of protein and full of nutrients, the perfect comfort foods have been made through the years including, stews, soups and anything from Italian American Recipes to Mexican American entrees.

Take a stroll through these recipes, they are easy to make, delicious and something here for everyone.

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Beans and More Bean Recipes!

Beans are delicious very inexpensive can easily feed a large family and not break the budget!

Dried beans can cost just pennies per serving, and a healthy alternative to meat because they are full of health benefits.

Among those benefits include vitamins like copper, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc, as well as protein and fiber.

One study found that eating beans four times per week reduced heart disease risk by 22 percent.

these are packages of dried beans and recipes to follow on how to use dried beans in various recipes.

This is a dish is made with white beans, pasta and tomato sauce.

My grandmother said her family in the 1800s made this dish peasant food often during the depression era.

this is Italian pasta fazool

Traditional Pasta Fagioli (Italian Beans and Pasta)

Here is a delicious recipe using chicken, pasta and beans in a rich tomato sauce.

Using toppings with grated cheese, shredded mozzarella, it's perfect with garlic bread.

this is a chicken parmesan pasta fagioli with sauce and white beans

Chicken Parmesan Pasta Fagioli

This is a recipe using any ground meats, pasta, and beans of choice.

A hearty dish with tomatoes and peppers and easy all in one pan meal.

this is a pasta with beans, meat and tomato sauce

Italian Goulash

Quick and easy Tex Mex style soup with using canned or fresh beans, corn in a tomato-based broth.

This soup is great topped with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

this is a tex mex bowl of taco soup

Easy Taco Soup

Calling all hunters, this ground venison chili with beans is going to fool everyone with its fabulous flavors simmered together.

Topped with sour cream and cheese, a fabulous hearty bowl of deliciousness.

this is a venison chili made with ground deer meat and beans

Venison Chili

An Italian banquet of flavors in one soup using all kinds of beans.

This is a rich broth and a classic soup Italian favorite.

this is an Italian soup called Minestrone with many beans in it and pasta

Minestrone Soup

A delicious flour tortilla stuffed with black beans and chicken.

Baked with cheese and a Mexican American sauce all in one pan.

this is a flour tortilla filled with beans and chicken with a mexican taco sauce baked

Black Bean Enchiladas

This is a burger topped with a pinto bean chili and cheese hotdogs.

This meal is a huge hit with the kids and a delicious indoor or outdoor delicious burger.

this is a hamburger topped with chili and hotdogs

Chili Cheese Dog Burgers

Here is is old fashioned Chili Con Carne with peppers, chili beans, and meat.

This simmered with tomatoes and garlic is pure comfort food.

this is chili con carne with beans and peppers

Old World Chili Con Carne

Lentils are a great source of protein and this is a wonderful broth made with them.

Using any kind of colors for lentils you can have this hearty bowl on your tables loaded with vitamins in no time.

this is a large dish of Italian lentil soup

Italian Lentil Soup

Italian pasta and chickpeas in a wonderful tomato sauce is a hearty bowl of beans and pasta.

Its flavors are bursting with garlic and great with grated cheese on top

this is broken spaghetti pasta with garbanzo beans

Italian Pasta Ceci (chickpeas in sauce)

Here is a white bean soup made with leftover Easter Ham or whenever you had a holiday in our family.

The soup has a rich broth with cabbage and comforting.

this is a bowl of ham, cabbage and white bean soup

Ham Cabbage and White Bean Soup

Here is usually a side dish but when you add a salad and some garlic bread it can be a whole meal in itself.

There is no meat in this recipe, but a seasoned bean and rice can be a delicious addition to any meal.

this is large white casserole of red beans and rice

Red Beans and Rice

This 15 beans casserole is in a sweet rich barbecue sauce.

You can add ground beef to this recipe or cut up hotdogs are great. Served without meat as a side dish or whole meal!

this is a big crock of cowboy barbecued beans

15 Bean Cowboy Casserole

This is another peasant Italian dish made with escarole and beans.

Served with stale bread and hundreds of years old that were served during the war and depression-era in many Italian households.

this is Italian escarole and beans

Greens and Beans(escarole and beans)

This Southwest Bean Filling is a starter recipe for filling black bean tacos, quesadilla, added to making great southwestern taco soup and so much more.

this is a pan of vegetables and meat for filling a taco or tortilla

Southwest Beans Filling

Here is an all vegetable chili poured over rice.

This will easily feed a large family cooking on a budget.

this is vegetarian chili over white rice

Vegetarian Chili with Rice

Chicken with a tomato sauce and peas.

A hearty easy meal perfect with a loaf of crusty hard French or Italian bread.

this is chicken and peas in sauce

Chicken Thighs with Peas

Classic comfort food made with split peas.

The soup is thick and rich and creamy.

this is a bowl of split pea soup

Split Pea Soup

Here is a big pan of what was called stoup because it was so thick it wasn't stew or soup.

Delicious with the addition of bacon or ham bone, escarole, and beans.

this is called stoup its a thick and hearty soup with ham beans and escarole

Ham Escarole and Bean Stoup

Try Some Other Recipes We Love

Italian White Chicken Chili
 Escarole, Chickpeas and Pasta
Chickpea Shrimp Diavolo
Grandma's Ham, Bacon and Lentil Soup
Depression Bean Soup
Best Split Pea Soup
Lamb Chili and Burgundy Wine
Italian Chili Mac

Italian Sausage and 15 Bean Soup

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  1. These are not only comforting, easy to prepare, also very tasty and nutritious!

  2. Good post Claudia - we layed in a supply of pasta and beans but mostly pintos.


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