12 Game Day Recipes Using Beans That Aren’t Chili

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Personally, I think chili is a perfect Game Day recipe so we make our Slow Cooker Chili almost every year. But, chili is a pretty common thing to make on Game Day. And not everyone is a chili fan. What? Gasp! Maybe you are a fan but you just want to switch it up a bit. If you are looking for different kinds of recipes using beans for Game Day, check out these 12 tasty recipes below. We think that you are bound to find something super tasty to please your game watching crowd.

12 Tasty Game Day Recipes Using Beans That Aren’t Chili

Texas Caviar | Just 2 Sisters

15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup | Mooshu Jenne

Quick and Easy Baked Beans | A Mom’s Take

Green Beans Almondine | How Was Your Day?

Urban Farmer’s Salad | Newlywed Survival

Black Bean Taco Bowls | This Mama Loves

Cannellini Bean and Mint Hummus | A Dish of Daily Life

Red Beans and Rice | Day by Day in Our World

Black Bean and Corn Salsa | Mission: To Save

Beet & Bean Salad Crostini | Snappy Gourmet

Brunswick Stew
Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew | Cheap Is The New Classy

Homemade Refried Beans | Cheap Is The New Classy

What Are Your Favorite Recipes Using Beans Besides Chili?

We would love hear about how you use beans in cooking. Feel free to share your tasty recipes and suggestions below.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. That is a lot of beans! I am not really a fan of beans, so I admit I rarely cook with them.

  2. I make cowboy caviar for all my football games and it’s the first dish that’s empty. I even make a double batch.

  3. Tamra Phelps says:

    I love beans & dip, so I’m on board for these recipes, ha! I like making my own hummus.

  4. So many great options to get your daily dose of fiber! I am always a fan of a classic green bean casserole!

  5. I have been cooking with lots of beans lately and am always on the hunt for more recipes! I really like chickpea “chicken salad” (it uses no chicken, but tastes so fresh and yummy).

    Going to give a few of these a try!

  6. these are great healthy snacks for game day, something a little different than the typical bean dip we always have.

  7. I wish my stepdaughter liked beans. I don’t make them when she’s with us since she doesn’t eat them. Hubs and I are all about chili, though!

  8. These all sound super good. I had forgotten about Texas Caviar! Thank you for the recipes! Hmm, football and a bunch of bean recipes?? 🙂

  9. Yum! Those look good! I am sharing this with my friends; I am sure they’re going to love it! Such a great round up!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  10. I love beans and the protein they offer, I am always trying to sneak these into dishes to help my kids get more protein.

  11. I love beans so these all look delicious to me! My husband on the other hand, just will not eat them

  12. These are great recipes!! I am so excited for the big game, we started working out our menu the other day!

  13. I actually just tried beans for the first time, in a chili. I found out I actually like them so I’d love to try any or all of these recipes! They look so good!

  14. Who doesn’t love beans! I mean BEANS. To be fair I used be a bit underwhelmed by them until I had chilli con carne for the first time and then my whole life changed haha! Anything beany and saucy is right up my street! x

  15. Mmm, these all look delicious! That texas caviar is calling my name!

  16. Beans are such an amazing food because they can be used for so many flavors! I am really interestd in trying those green beans and the taco bowls! my family is TACO crazy!

  17. This post has made me so hungry haha! I particularly like the look of the baked beans. They’re right up my street

  18. That black bean corn salsa is my favorite snack to eat with chips! I eat so much of it too. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Cannellini Bean and Mint Hummus sounds so interesting. I have never heard of Mint Hummus. I’m not generally a fan of beans, but when done right they are good!

  20. I love beans! In everything. Being vegan they are big part of my diet. My favorite growing up was pinto beans, as in Heinz baked beans. Now though I love black beans.

  21. My friend always makes the Texas Caviar. At first I thought it sounded weird, but it is so good! I love to eat it now when she brings it for parties!

  22. Robin Rue says:

    All of these look so delicious! I have never heard of making some of these before so I am going to be branching out and trying them!

  23. These recipes look absolutely amazing. I particularly love black beans. I have got to try some of these recipes. Love your theme and layout too! Beautiful blog.

  24. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg so much yumminess!!! My hubby is all about beans so I will have to try a few of these recipes out.

  25. I love beans and bean recipes. I never get enough fiber in my diet so this is a great way for me to do so with foods that I really like eating.