Pinto Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Steak Salad

Pinto Bean, Roasted Red Pepper and Steak Salad

Don't you just love it when you can be creative with leftovers? You open the refrigerator door, scan the shelves, pull out some leftover steak and if you're lucky, you create a magnificent bean salad like this one. Chances are, you can put this entire recipe together with items you already have … [Read more...]

Refried Beans with Chile de Arbol

Refritos con Chile de Arbol

Chile de arbol, literally "tree chilies," are a spicy Mexican pepper. Don't be fooled by their small size. They pack a serious punch. In terms of heat, it's about on par with cayenne pepper, so we're talking a fairly spicy little pepper. Chile de arbol are cleverly nicknamed bird's beak chile and … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Bean Stew

St Patrick's Bean Stew

Put on your green and get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day! Invite your friends and family over to celebrate this joyous holiday with a delightful dinner. Set the scene with lively music from Ireland to fill the air with the tunes of harps, fiddles and pianos tunes. Continue painting the picture … [Read more...]

Randall’s Italian Bean Soup

Italian Bean Soup 2

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...]