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Vegan chilli recipe

Easy kidney bean recipes

Published: March 4, 2021 at 5:15 pm
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Make the most of kidney beans with our easy recipes, from hearty chilli con carne to a warming soup and easy traybakes

Looking for the best kidney bean recipes? Want the best chilli con carne? See our recipe ideas below to make the most of this versatile ingredient.


For more inspiration see our easy black bean recipes, chickpea recipes or broad bean recipes.

Meatball chilli con carne

Take the classic chilli up a notch with beef meatballs for a comforting family meal packed with plenty of spices and peppers. It's loaded with kidney beans to make it extra filling.

Chilli Con Carne Recipe With Meatballs

Jerk cauliflower steaks with rice and peas

Check out our vegan cauliflower steak recipe with punchy jerk spice and soft red kidney beans. This easy dish serves two for a simple low-calorie meal.

Vegan Cauliflower Steak Recipe with Jerk Spice

Vegan chilli non carne

Try this sweet 'n' smoky chilli non carne recipe with vegan mince, two types of beans and plenty of spices for added kick. The kidney beans pair perfectly with black beans for extra heartiness.

Vegan Chilli Recipe

Sausage chilli traybake

A delicious medley of juicy sausages, cherry tomatoes, smoked paprika, green peppers and kidney beans. Mop up all those lovely juices with crusty bread.

Sausage chilli tray bake

Best chilli con carne

Kidney beans star in our most popular chilli con carne recipe ever. Made Tex-Mex style with aged minced beef, chipotle powder, red wine, 70% dark chocolate and semi-dried tomatoes.

Chilli con carne with lettuce and rice in a yellow bowl

Chilli non-carne soup

Check out this punchy soup with red kidney beans and crunchy veg. This easy recipe is packed with flavour and ready in less than an hour. Serve with homemade garlic bread for dipping.

Chilli Soup Recipe served with garlic bread in a white bowl topped with chopped spring onions

Vegetarian casserole with three beans

Beans, tomatoes and spinach for when it's cold outside: this veggie green bean casserole has a kick and is perfect for meat-free Monday with the family. High protein and only 153 calories per serving.

Green Bean Casserole Recipe with Three Beans

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