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?

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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...]

Potluck Party Bean Dip Recipes

Potluck parties are the perfect time to gather with family and friends during the holidays. Everyone brings a dish to share. Potluck parties can be tricky when you factor in travel time with food. You want to bring something delicious to wow the cooks in the crowd, but your dish needs to travel … [Read more...]

Beans: Way More than Just Soup!

In winter, all you want to do is curl up with a nice, warm bowl of soup. While beans play a starring role in some of your favorite soup recipes, there are so many more things you can do with them! Here are a few ideas for how to include some of these protein-packed nutrition powerhouses into your … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Bean Recipes

You've got a lot going on in life. Between work, running the kids around town, doing errands and all the thousand other small things you have to do in a day, sometimes it's hard to remember to get dinner going! One of the best ways to make sure you always have a delicious, healthy meal to feed your … [Read more...]

Chili Casserole: Pinto Bean Recipe

Two great American favorites are combined in this recipe: chili and casserole. This dish is filling and smells tasty coming out of the oven. Looking to add a healthy crunch to the meal? It's even more delicious with some white onion or green pepper on top, seasoned to taste. All the layers in this … [Read more...]

Cheesy Pinto Bean Soup with Garlic Toast

Quick Bean Bowl

As a busy mom, wouldn't you rather spend your time around the table with your family than hunched over a hot stove? If so, try this quick and easy pinto bean soup the next evening you're in a dinner time crunch. This recipe uses Pecorino cheese to accentuate the pinto beans' natural nuttiness. … [Read more...]

Unique Bean Recipes

When you think of beans, you probably think of classic recipes like chili and soup. But lately, we're seeing beans pop up in more and more creative ways. Tired of the same boring pepperoni pizza? Substitute white beans for your red sauce for a nutty take on the classic pie. Want to lighten up … [Read more...]

Chicken Tikka Masala with Pinto Bean Salad

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Indian food can seem exotic and difficult, something you can only enjoy in restaurants and not in the comfort of your own home. But there's no reason you can't prepare healthy, fresh Indian food right at home. The best part of these recipes is how easy they are to whip up for dinner or a delicious … [Read more...]

Spread Some Beans on It!

When you think of bean recipes, do you just think of a big, old-fashioned crock of pintos? Those are delicious, but there's so much more to versatile, nutrient rich beans! One of the most interesting uses for great northern white beans or pinto beans is to use them on a sandwich or wrap. Here are a … [Read more...]