light red kidney bean

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:

(1/2 cup serving)
Calories: 110
Carbohydrates: 20g
Percent of Calories from Carbohydrates: 71%
Protein: 8g
Percent of Calories from Protein: 29%
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Folate: 66mcg
Calcium: 58 mg
Iron: 3mg
Fat: 0.1g
Percent of Calories from Fat: 1%
Sodium: 4mg


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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Michigan Kidney Bean Tostados

Simple ingredients and simply delicious! Makes 3 servings (2 tostados each) INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 can (15 oz.) Michigan Kidney Beans, rinsed and

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Easy Turkey & Bean Chili

This colorful, nutrient-rich chili uses the convenience of cans to get you cooking with Michigan Beans, corn and tomatoes. Serve with corn muffins for a

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