Dark red kidney beans

A timeless favorite

Kidney beans have been a standby for generations. Whether the light red variety or the dark red variety their size and bright color make them a wonderful addition to nearly any dish. Their flavor is full, their texture is soft, and, of course, chili wouldn’t be chili without Kidney Beans. The name of the Kidney Bean is derived from its shape. Though the thicker skins of Kidneys may require increased cooking time, they retain a wonderful shape even when cooked in dishes that require a long-simmering time. Perhaps most popular in chili con carne and red beans and rice, Kidney Beans can always be found in a variety of dishes including soups, salads, sandwiches, and dip.

Nutritional Information:

AZUKI BEANS (1/2 cup serving)
Calories: 109
Carbohydrates: 19g
Percent of Calories from Carbohydrates: 69%
Protein: 8g
Percent of Calories from Protein: 30%
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Folate: 65mcg
Calcium: 39mg
Iron: 2mg
Fat: 0.1g
Percent of Calories from Fat: 1%
Sodium: 4mg

recipes WITH DARK RED KIDNEY BEANS

Hearty Turkey Chili

Makes 8 servings – freeze leftovers for later INGREDIENTS  2 cups chopped zucchini 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 cups chopped celery

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Can Do Chili

By opening a few cans this quick and delicious chili comes together in minutes!  Lean ground beef simmered with spices, Michigan Beans, tomatoes, and corn.

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