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Recipe Round-Up: Our Favorite Dishes of 2022

Bowl of red beans and rice with French bread on the sideWelcome to the top bean recipes of 2022! Try ‘em, love ‘em, and put them on repeat (if you haven’t already). Popular crowd pleasers with great taste, these favorites run the gamut from kid-friendly comfort foods and set-it-and-forget-it dinners to iconic regional classics.

Appalachian Soup Beans

3 bowls of red beans and rice in appalacian soup with corn bread sprinkled on it

A pinto bean dish where the broth becomes so rich and slurpable, the “soup” and the “bean” deserve equal billing in the dish’s name. Perfect with a side of cornbread.

Instant Pot Pinto Beans & Ham Hocks

Instant Pot Pinto Beans & Ham Hocks

This Instant Pot recipe is adapted from the stovetop version in Jennifer Hill Booker’s Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent. In other words, it’s a keeper.

Creole Red Beans and Rice

Cooking Class: Creole Classic Red Beans and Rice

Hailing from our friends at Taste of the South, this recipe has a trick up its sleeve. Sausage is baked in the oven till crispy and browned and then added to the pot after the beans are tender. Try it out, and see what you think.

Classic Hoppin’ John

a bowl of Classic Hoppin’ John with black eyes and a side of rice

A lowcountry classic, Hoppin’ John is one of the simplest and most humble of dishes — made with field peas or blackeye peas, bacon or ham, onion, rice and seasonings.

Mother’s Red Beans

Mother’s Red Beans

The origin of the red beans and rice recipe at Mother’s Restaurant starts with the founders, Simon and Mary “Mother” Landry, who opened the business in 1938 on Poydras Street. Get a delicious taste of history with this one.

Kid-Friendly Instant Pot Fagioli

a bowl of kid friendly instant pot pasta fagioli with a side of bread

Super easy to make, this stick-to-your-ribs staple includes three bean varieties and Dagostino Fleur de Lis Shaped Pasta. Just add a salad and your favorite crusty bread for a complete meal.

Mushroom & Butter Bean Ragu with Cheesy Grits

Mushroom & Butter Bean Ragù with Cheesy Grits

Think you know butter beans? Think again. Until you’ve tried this delicious dish combining large limas, fresh mushrooms, Gouda cheese and grits, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Kid-Friendly Beef & Bean Sloppy Joe Sliders

3 kid friendly beef and bean sloopy joes on a plate

These nutritious sliders are full of flavor and easy to eat. Bonus: one skillet cooking makes for quick cleanup. Feel free to swap ground turkey for ground beef, if you prefer.

Zippy Lentil Salad

3 bowls Zippy Lentil Salad on a table

Cool, crunchy, and colorful, this lentil salad is filled with veggies and super satisfying. Makes a great lunch on the go or a healthy side dish.