Kidney beans or red beans resemble the shape of a kidney. Kidney beans are often used in Louisiana Creole cooking or when making chili. Kidney beans come in different varieties such as Montcalm, Wells Red, Geneva, and New York.
Plural: Kidney beans
Season: available year-round
How to select: Kidney beans can be bought dry or canned, and are available in most grocery stores.
Substitutions: kidney beans = pink beans = pinto beans = red beans