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Soups

Slow Cooker Ham Bone & Beans

Simmer onions, celery, carrots, bay leaves, and a ham bone in broth in the slow cooker for hours.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings Total time: 8 hours
Soups

Slow Cooker White Bean Soup

This soup of garlic, onion, celery, carrots, navy beans, bay leaf, and rosemary makes getting through the winter a little easier.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 8 hours
Seafood

Broiled Shrimp with Tomatoes & White Beans

Preheat a cast-iron skillet, and then broil a mixture of grape tomatoes, white beans, capers, and garlic. Add the shrimp, and then broil again until they’re cooked through.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Soups

Winter Vegetable Chili

This vegetarian chili features carrots, parsnips, beans, chipotle, and canned hominy, which adds such a satisfying texture to the dish. This recipe doubles well.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 2 hours
Dips

Crushed White Bean Spread with White Truffle Oil

The truffle oil means you’ll still be thinking about this otherwise humble bean dip long after you’ve licked the bowl clean. This was the perfect dressy appetizer to take to a birthday party for Jamy.

Yield: 1 cup Total time: 24 hours
Soups

Brian’s Southwestern Soup

Ground beef and pantry staples turn out a fantastic soup in 45 minutes.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Soups

Tim’s Vegan Chili

When I worked at the local newspaper, two of my coworkers were vegan. This is Tim’s version of vegan chili, which was always popular at pot lucks.

Yield: 10 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Vegetables

Gail’s Barbecue Beans

My Mom’s cousin Gail brought these baked beans to the Campbell family reunion at Phil and ‘Trelle’s house in Georgia last year. When I got back to Texas, I came across the recipe in a recent magazine.

Ground beef is the unexpected ingredient here. Add it to bacon, barbecue sauce, molasses, Dijon mustard, and three kinds of beans.

Yield: 10 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Vegetables

Chris’s Baked Beans

A day or two after Thanksgiving one year, when we had eaten all the turkey humanly possible, my brother, Chris, made a barbecue feast. These are his wonderful baked beans.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Soups

Dean’s Taco Soup

Ground beef and pantry staples like canned corn, pinto beans, Rotel, and seasoning mixes make this soup an easy weeknight dinner.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 hour