Recipes with tinned beans

Got a tin of beans? Then you’ve got a meal in the making. This collection has all sorts of ideas for canned haricots, cannellini, butter, kidney, borlotti and mixed beans in it – and you might be surprised at what you can create, and it’s not just stews and casseroles.

Most of these recipes use at least one if not two large  tins of beans.

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Greek-style giant baked beans

Recipes with tinned beans

Greek-style giant baked beans

”This is a hearty Greek baked-bean dish that I often make in big batches for...

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Roast duck with rich maple-baked beans

Duck recipes

Roast duck with rich maple-baked beans

Whole roast duck is cooked to crisp perfection, then glazed at the last minute with...

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Butter bean and vegetable stew

Vegetarian casserole recipes

Butter bean and vegetable stew

This one-pot vegetarian butter bean stew is a midweek winner packed full of vegetables, fibre-rich...

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Warm fennel, butter bean and parmesan dip

Recipes with tinned beans

Warm fennel, butter bean and parmesan dip

”A comfortingly smooth and savoury mixture. If you don’t want it warm, spread it cold...

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Spicy pork stew with sweet potatoes and beans

Sweet potato recipes

Spicy pork stew with sweet potatoes and beans

Make sure you have lots of crusty bread to hand for soaking up every last...

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Crisp and sticky kale and butter beans with balsamic vinegar

Butter bean recipes

Crisp and sticky kale and butter beans with...

This hearty, textured winter side dish combines sticky balsamic kale with fluffy butter beans. It...

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Easy jacket potatoes with smoky beans

Comfort food

Easy jacket potatoes with smoky beans

A golden-skinned, fluffy jacket potato topped with easy homemade beans and melted cheese is the...

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Spiced butter bean and za’atar dip

Recipes with tinned beans

Spiced butter bean and za’atar dip

All this spicy bean dip needs is a stack of toasted pittas or crudités and...

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Smoked bacon, leek and butter bean chowder

Recipes with tinned beans

Smoked bacon, leek and butter bean chowder

Crusty bread is essential when tucking in to Debbie Major’s hearty chowder recipe made using...

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Pancotto pugliese

Recipes with tinned beans

Pancotto pugliese

A recipe that is all about typical Italian comfort food and is a great way...

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Chicken with beans, braised little gems and garlic yogurt

Summer stew recipes and pot roasts

Chicken with beans, braised little gems and garlic...

Did you know, you can do more with little gem lettuces than simply put them...

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Seared squid with white beans and fennel

Squid recipes

Seared squid with white beans and fennel

Beans pair perfectly with seared squid in this quick and satisfying dinner recipe.

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Puttanesca beans with spinach

Recipes with tinned beans

Puttanesca beans with spinach

Puttanesca without pasta? Indeed. We use butter beans here instead of the usual pasta to...

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Boston baked beans with chipotle

Recipes with tinned beans

Boston baked beans with chipotle

Our one-pot Boston baked beans is slow-cooked for meltingly good results. Flavoured with salty bacon,...

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One-pot pancetta stew with butter beans and chorizo

Recipes with tinned beans

One-pot pancetta stew with butter beans and chorizo

Simmer chorizo, butter beans and pancetta in a chipotle-spiced tomato sauce to make this hearty...

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Crunchy sausage cassoulet with mixed beans

Best sausage casserole recipes

Crunchy sausage cassoulet with mixed beans

This sausage cassoulet recipe is a shortcut supper, ideal for feeding all the family and...

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Mexican steak and bean salad recipe

Recipes with tinned beans

Mexican steak and bean salad recipe

This super quick salad can be on the table in less than 20 minutes. Perfect...

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Smoky chicken and bean pot pies with a cornmeal crust

Chicken pie recipes

Smoky chicken and bean pot pies with a...

These smoky chicken pot pies with chorizo and kidney beans can be made ahead, frozen,...

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Tuna and bean salad with mustard dressing

Tuna recipes

Tuna and bean salad with mustard dressing

Save your pennies and make your work colleagues jealous with this tasty and quick lunch...

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Classic chilli con carne

Chilli recipes

Classic chilli con carne

Feed a crowd with our classic chilli con carne recipe, made with red wine, black...

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Butter bean and chorizo stew

Recipes with tinned beans

Butter bean and chorizo stew

A deliciously warming and moreish stew, made with butter beans and chorizo. It’s surprisingly low...

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Quick Caribbean chicken with rice and beans

Cheat's recipes

Quick Caribbean chicken with rice and beans

This easy chicken recipe will take you to the West Indies whatever the weather. Kick...

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Paella-style dirty rice

Recipes with tinned beans

Paella-style dirty rice

In New Orleans “dirty rice” contains liver; in this veggie recipe of paella style dirty-rice...

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Italian bean salad

Recipes with tinned beans

Italian bean salad

This refreshing Italian bean salad recipe is vegetarian and dairy free and is the perfect...

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