Cooking with Beans

Stewed Kidney Beans (Mchuzi Wa Mbaazi)

Stewed Kidney Beans (Mchuzi Wa Mbaazi)

Coconut milk gives these long-simmered beans a smooth, supple texture that balances the bright flavors of garlic, onion, and chiles.James Fisher

Hearty, comforting, and filling, beans make perfect winter stews, soups, and wholesome main dishes. Made with cannelloni, pinto, or kidney beans, chickpeas, and black-eyed peas, these 16 recipes from around the world feature our favorite pantry staple for cold weather cooking.