Randall’s Italian Bean Soup

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Mix in the beans! Concoct a hearty soup ready to keep you warm and full. Randall's Italian Bean Soup uses a variety of fresh produce to bring the dish to life including carrots, celery and tomatoes. Then the recipe adds great northern beans and pinto beans for a heartier base full of protein. A … [Read more...]

Mexican Bean Soup

Time for a Mexican fiesta! Let our neighbors to the South inspire tonight's meal. Embrace the beautiful spiciness and rich tones of traditional Mexican meals. Utilize the spiciness of green chili and crushed red pepper to add fire to your dish. Then bring the heat down with the smooth and creamy … [Read more...]

Pinto Bean Salad with Vinaigrette

Pinto beans are often seen as a Southwestern ingredient, but here, we've given them a distinctly Mediterranean twist with Parmesan cheese, garlic and vinegar with tarragon. If you've never had tarragon before, it's one of the most popular herbs in French cuisine. It's a soft herb with a vaguely … [Read more...]

Tortilla Soup With Chicken And Beans

Tortilla soup balances hearty ingredients with fresh touches. Chicken stock and pinto beans provide a comforting foundation for the soup while lime juice and fresh cilantro brighten it up. Making a chicken stock from scratch can take hours, but this recipe cuts the process down to under thirty … [Read more...]

Turkey and Bean Chili Recipes

Although we could eat chili any time of year, there's something about cold weather that makes a big bowl of chili the perfect food for fall. While ground beef is a classic to go with bean chili, turkey offers a leaner alternative. Plus, we've got a sneaking suspicion that later this month, you might … [Read more...]

Creative Bean Side Dish Recipes

Stuck in a side dish rut? Tired of the same old mac and cheese, rice or green bean side dishes? It's time for something new and different. Beans make an ideal side dish. Their neutral flavor makes them a great way to showcase bold spices and fresh herbs, and they're a healthy way to incorporate more … [Read more...]

Texas Pinto Beans

Are you a barbecue master looking for a way to beat the chill this season? If you live for firing up a smoker or making the perfect rack of ribs and are dealing with grilling withdraws, you know that no hunk of meat is complete without a side dish. The perfect accompaniment to smokey, delicious meat … [Read more...]

Classic Chili Bean Soup

Soup can be the ultimate comfort food. This satisfying chili bean soup is rich in flavor but still light enough to enjoy for lunch or dinner. A perfect choice if you enjoy well spiced food, this kicked-up classic is sure to please the bold eaters in your family! If you have an extra special need … [Read more...]

Pinto Bean Chili

Nothing warms up a meal during the winter like a bowl of savory chili. This updated, lighter version of an old stand-by does not sacrifice flavor and is easy to make. If you don’t like your pinto bean chili too hot, make this chili mild to your own taste and pass the hot sauce for the others- we … [Read more...]

Are Pinto Beans Healthy?


We could bend your ear off with the nutritional benefits of pinto beans, but we know you're more interested in what things like manganese and molybdenum can actually do to help decrease the risk of disease than in their complicated scientific names. Lifestyle.com notes that pinto beans are fantastic … [Read more...]