Budget Bean Recipes

Crock Pot Cowboy Casserole

Mexican Casserole

Grandma's Curly Barbecue Bean Bake
(Sweet C's Designs)

Portuguese Style White Bean Soup With Chicken & Bacon

White Beans With Spinach & Sausage
(It's My Side Of Life)

Spicy Bean & Lentil Casserole
(Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes)

Chili With Beans
(52 Ways To Cook)

Three Bean Soup With Ham Hock

Bacon & Navy Bean Soup
(Baking Blond)

White Bean Stew With Bacon, Sausage & Spinach
(Taming Of The Spoon)

Recipes can be found in link to blogs.


  1. looks like some good recipes I think I will be trying a couple of them. thanks

  2. Yummy! These look delicious! I love it when you post recipes. I think I'll start with the Mexican Casserole, as I love Mexican food. Then try most of the others. Many thanks for sharing these...

    1. Oh and around here, we call casseroles 'hot dishes'!

  3. So many good looking recipes here. You make me feel all warm and snuggly ..... which is great because tomorrow we are expecting a huge snow storm and these have inspired me to prepare one tonight in preparation. Just as important as water and flashlight batteries, right?

  4. Saturday night we attended a chili feed/cookoff in the little valley just to the North of us. They had 11 very different kinds of chili. We could take whatever kind looked good to us, and the judges sat at a table in the front of the room and tried all 11. They had a score sheet, and finally picked 2 to tie for first place. There was super hot chili, chicken chili, even one called Road Kill Chili. The one I liked best was very thick with lots of what I think was elk or deer hamburger, and of course this being Idaho all the recipes included beans. We had lots of fun. This weekend is our community's Italian supper. So I will be cooking all week. It is a special thing for these small communities to get together in the winter, visit and just be neighborly.

  5. And beans are so chock full of soluble fiber and a good source of protein! Thanks for the links. The recipes do look delicious.

  6. Thanks for the recipes - I will have to check them out. We don't eat much meat, so one thing I rely on is beans. I made a pot of bean and bacon soup last night and I just had the leftovers for lunch.

  7. I love beans, any kind of beans. BUT I am deadly after if you know what I mean. I'll check them out and make when Mr. C is out, which isn't often enough :-{

  8. The recipes you posted look delicious and healthy. I'm going to check them out.
    I haven't posted because I couldn't find my google pw, but I got a new one and I can now post to all my favorit blogs. (yours is one of them)
    Thanks for posting the recipes, will that be a regular part of your blog from not on?
    Carol Ann

  9. I love things like this, but my daughter hates them! So I still make them for hubby and I. They all look wonderful!

  10. all of those recipes look delish!! hearty and comforting.. it doesnt get better than that.

  11. We love beans of all kinds. We haven't had lentils in a long time, so I think I will check out the lentil recipes first.

  12. These photos are making me super hungry, Brenda. Way too close to supper time to be viewing food posts. ~ Nancy

  13. Beans, a best kept secret. I thought I'd seen all the recipes but you surprised me. Thanks for the post and good eating!

  14. My favorite thing about winter is the great beans, soups and stews we get to eat. I love heating my little apartment up while cooking a big potfull of something good. Yum. Yum. Great recipes. Thanks.


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