Frugal Family Dinners – Beans

You can’t not think of beans when you think of frugal family dinners. Dry beans are very economical, even organic ones. It’s a great way to save money on feeding your family.

The PROBLEM with beans, for me anyways, is that I can never think of how to actually fix them. I’m sort of on a mission to whittle down our food costs and I want to take advantage of the economical protein that is beans.

So I took to the internet to find some options.

Frugal Family Dinners - Beans - 40+ recipes to help stretch your food budget.

Frugal Family Dinners – Beans

I’m going to do my best to organize these, but there is some overlap.

Meatless Bean Recipes

Or mostly meatless.

Beans as Meal Stretchers

Or recipes with meat and beans.

Chilies with Beans

Slow Cooker Bean Recipes

Bean Side Dishes

Beans for Breakfast

Yes, seriously. (And yes, I realize this post is called frugal family dinners…)

There you go. Over 40 frugal family dinner ideas for beans. I have added a few to my list to try, which ones do you think you would try?

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  1. Thanks for sharing my Gallo Pinto!

  2. Thank you so much for including me! I LOVE beans and see about a zillion recipes I want to go check out! What a great list!

  3. Thanks for including my Turkey Corn Chili recipe. 🙂 Pinning! I love frugal meals.

  4. I’m always looking for frugal meal recipes for my family. Thanks for including my Red Beans and Rice Slow Cooker recipe.

  5. Thanks for the love! Great list–I love beans.