Monday, January 11, 2010

Three Bean Chili

I've been trying to get my chili recipe ironed out, and I think I've settled on this recipe.  I made it on Sunday for dinner, and it was a success.  Chili and other foods that are supposed to be hot, are a bit challenging for me.  I want those foods to be spicey enough for my husband, but that usually means that it'll be so hot that it makes me sick.  It is hard to find a balance.  He did put some Tabasco sauce in this, but not until he was almost finished with his bowl of chili.

2 lbs ground beef
1 large white onion, chopped
1 (10 oz) can original Rotel
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can red beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
2 tsp. sugar

In a large pot, brown ground beef.  Drain and return to pot.  Add chopped onions and simmer until onions are transparent.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.


  1. Mmmmmmmm - sounds perfect for a really cold day. I love beans in my chili - and the variety sounds delicious.

  2. Oooh yummy, there are loads of great recipes on your site! I'm spoilt for choice. It's always interesting to try a different version of a favourite dish, sometimes I get so bored with cooking the same thing. I don't usually add black beans - I'll have to give that a try. Have a great weekend.

  3. You have some great recipes. I love making the taco ring.

  4. Yum! We all love chili here and I've been looking for a good recipe. I'll have to put this in my file "to try." :)

    Have a great weekend!

  5. yummmm...sounds guys and your recipes are making me hungry!

  6. I love chili! Sounds delicious!

    I noticed that you are trying to adopt. Me too! Our son was born in June, and we're hoping to finalize by the end of next month! Good luck to you!