Slideshow: 21 Fall and Winter Bean Recipes

Farro Salad with Lentils, Beans, and Oven Roasted Vegetables
Farro Salad with Lentils, Beans, and Oven Roasted Vegetables

Farro has a nutty flavor and a toothsome texture, making it perfect for easy, wintery salads.This salad can be prepped ahead of time, so it's a great meal for those lazy winter days.

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Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette
Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper Salad with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

This colorful, fresh salad can also be prepared ahead of time and its flavors improve the longer it sits. The refreshing citrusy dressing plays well off of big, creamy avocado chunks. While the recipe suggests using black beans, this versatile salad is open to any other type of bean.

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Olivey French Lentil and Barley Salad
Olivey French Lentil and Barley Salad

Served either warm or at room temperature, this healthy, filling salad can be eaten on its own or alongside a protein like roasted salmon. Bring France into your kitchen without hopping onto a plane!

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Easy Pork and Three Bean Chili
Easy Pork and Three Bean Chili

Picture this: it's snowing outside and you're curled up on the couch. What's missing from this scenario? A bowl of this easy, hearty chili.

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The Best Chili Ever
The Best Chili Ever

The name of this recipe says it all.This chili recipe includes coffee beans, chocolate, and vodka, so don't even try to argue.

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Frijoles Molidos (Refried Beans)
Frijoles Molidos (Refried Beans)

Nothing is worse than unsatisfying rice and beans. This recipe asks that you cook your beans for 30 minutes, guaranteeing a thicker consistency and richer flavor, putting the average Mexican takeout to shame.

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30-Minute Tuscan White Bean Soup
30-Minute Tuscan White Bean Soup

The secret to this delicious soup is a generous amount of rosemary. For added flavor, add in a nice chunk of Parmesan rind.

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30-Minute Black Bean Soup
30-Minute Black Bean Soup

With a base of cumin, garlic, and hot peppers, this thick and creamy soup offers a rich flavor with a spicy kick.

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Lentil and Chestnut Soup
Lentil and Chestnut Soup

Nothing says fall quite like roasted chestnuts, which are pureed here along with lentils to create a lovely, creamy soup.

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Cuban Beef Casserole with Black Beans and Cumin Rice
Cuban Beef Casserole with Black Beans and Cumin Rice

While this Cuban casserole doesn't specifically call for beans, it's traditionally served alongside a healthy portion of black beans and cumin rice.

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Italian 'Cassoulet' with Sausage and Beans
Italian 'Cassoulet' with Sausage and Beans

While traditional cassoulet takes hours to make, this meaty recipe will bring you the perfect dinner in under 30 minutes.

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Maple Baked Beans
Maple Baked Beans

This recipe is made possible by the marriage between beans, smoky bacon, and rich maple syrup.

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Crispy Braised Chicken With White Beans and Chile Verde
Crispy Braised Chicken With White Beans and Chile Verde

This bean dish is a hybrid between American Southwestern chile verde and white chicken chili, complimented by a juicy, crispy piece of chicken.

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Vegan Sopes with Refried Beans and Salsa Verde
Vegan Sopes with Refried Beans and Salsa Verde

Combine crispy sope shells with creamy refried beans, and you have a dish of textural genius.

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Gallopinto (Nicaraguan Rice and Beans)
Gallopinto (Nicaraguan Rice and Beans)

Gallopinto, or "red rooster," refers to the red kidney beans that are sautéed into garlicy white rice in this Nicaraguan dish. Serve it alongside scrambled eggs for breakfast or with tortillas for dinner.

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Cassoulet-Style Sausage 'n' Beans
Cassoulet-Style Sausage 'n' Beans

This rich and humble cassoulet is what the French call a coup de foudre—love at first bite.

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