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Best Bean Chili

Best Bean Chili

To say Best Bean Chili is a hearty chili is putting it mildly! This will stick to the hungriest of ribs! Lean ground beef, plenty of vegetables, special seasonings and plenty of beans.

Ingredients

Vegetable cooking spray
1 pound lean ground beef
1-1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 15-ounce can red kidney beans or 1-1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged red kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 15-ounce can pinto beans or 1-1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged pinto beans, rinsed, drained
3 14-1/2-ounce cans chili seasoned diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

Directions

Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Cook ground beef until browned, five to eight minutes, crumbling with a fork. Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic; cook five minutes longer.

Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.

Slow cooker tip: To make the chili in a slow cooker, combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • Any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be easily substituted for another.
  • Make sure you boil all kidney beans vigorously for ten minutes at the beginning of cooking in order to destroy any toxins and ensure the beans are harmless.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 1-1/3 cup
Calories: 340; Total Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 47mg; Sodium: 891mg; Carbohydrates: 39g Protein: 24g; Fiber: 11g

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