Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the beans in water overnight.
  2. Drain and combine with the remaining ingredients in a large pot.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Simmer covered for 4 hours, or until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened, adding more chicken broth if necessary.
Most Helpful

I have never used dry beans but wanted to try and make this recipe. I followed the recipe as written other then I used minced onion instead of the onion and didn't add the bacon. I also used all chicken broth instead of the wine. I thought they were a bit mild with the one tablespoon of chili powder. If I made them again, I would add more. I had a problem with my beans getting soft. I soaked them for 18 hours and cooked this recipe for over four hours, yet my beans didn't get as soft as I thought they should. Not sure if I did something wrong or what. They had a good taste but they were more hard then what I like.

bmcnichol November 08, 2008

Good basic recipe. I used 4 cups of beef boullion instead of chicken stock, omitted the wine, used 1 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder, added a tsp. each of oregano and cumin. Even my wife, who normally does not like kidney beans, loves lhem. Was excellent in my home-made chili as well. Thank you.

rontaylor1998 October 29, 2008

I tried these last weekend, and they were good! VERY easy to make. I will be making this again!

forthefunofit March 09, 2008